Not very long ago, the fairly revered Merriam-Webster dictionary included ‘shade’, ‘side-eye’ and ‘ghost’ to their dictionary as official words. They had the world in awe and everybody was just too taken aback at erstwhile slang turning into words. Now the king of dictionaries, the Oxford dictionary was not one to be left out of all these cool developments and has now come up with a few additions of the sort to their own dictionary.
The Oxford dictionary just added ‘drunk text’, ‘cat lady’, ‘Kodak moment’, ‘yas’ and ‘squad goals’ to their list of words. Oh and also, ‘biatch’, yes the one with a weird pronounciation. They seem to be picking from ‘Mean Girls’ a lot that way. We had no idea Oxford dictionary felt such peer pressure to be cool though!
Among the more fathomable ones there is also ‘clicktivism’, which surely was the need of the hour. We all needed a word to sum up activities of all those on social media who are out to change the world with every click of their mouse. Then there is ‘herd mentality’. Nobody can disagree that should have been there already. Should have been there right since the time humanity started moving in herds towards all kinds of absolutely nonsensical opinion. There is also ‘otherize’ and ‘haterade’ which some say have come from the recent Presidential elections featuring none other than Donald Trump.
So ‘yas’, Oxford is not your normal dictionary anymore. They have joined the cool club and neither are we complaining, nor is Twitterati.
Oxford Dictionary adds phrases and words every 3 months. Your reaction will be either “YAS” or “craptacular.” https://t.co/l7oMl1hP4f
— Paul Poteet_Dot Com (@PaulPoteet) February 27, 2017
— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) February 28, 2017
Of all the words that Oxford Dictionary could have added to the list, these are the millennial terms they picked. Check it out! __ pic.twitter.com/kM7AaWDR05
— Chica (@PeopleChica) February 27, 2017
Omg they added “yas” to the Oxford Dictionary
— ethan. (@kaneiikentaro) February 28, 2017
The Oxford Dictionary added Yas and Cat Lady as words today.. Big Brother has never been more relevant #BigBrother
— Dominic Malpiedi (@entasisX) February 28, 2017
“Drunk text” got officially added to the Oxford Dictionary… gotta love millennials
— Amanda Brauninger (@Abrauninger) February 27, 2017
Oxford Dictionary adds words like ‘yas’ and ‘drunk text’
— Kristen B. Reed (@KristenBReed) February 28, 2017
Umm, okay, It’s safe to say the language our kids speak will be a lot more undecipherable to us than ours as teenagers was to our parents. So, good luck with that to all us millenials!