Friday, March 25, 2011

OMG Really? It's In The Dictionary

I love this story. Apparently we have entered into the LOL Millennium.

It was just announced that a few of the most popular terms in the hip vernacular have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Terms like, LOL, OMG and the symbol otherwise known as the heart. As in I heart you.

LOL! This is hilarious. The adjective "muffin top" also scored a spot in Oxford which is unbelievable considering there are more that a few of our population that have no idea what a "muffin top" is. (unless of course you have one) These terms, most commonly associated with electronic media, being added to the English language's text book of words solidifies the definition of a generation and our dependence on technology. Who knew?

Now there is no argument at the dinner table over the proper use of the English language. It's official. We can abbreviate our emotions and argue that it's legal. The Scrabble fanatics will have a field day with this one.

Have a great weekend Bloggers! I want to give a special shout out to my boy Frack, who turns 15 years old tomorrow. I gotta say WOW, like how did that happen? Wasn't it just yesterday that he was a little boy? It's like I turned around and he is a man, almost without warning. I heart him...

And I heart u all!

LOL, I can't believe I just typed that.


BeckEye said...

I hate when people say "I heart ____." And I never type LOL...except for illustrative purposes like I just did right now. :)

Joker_SATX said...

ROTFLMAO! I wonder if THAT made it to the dictionary?

sybil law said...

Ha! Have a great weekend, Candy! And Happy Birthday to Mr. 15 year Old!

Scope said...

But did they clarify if the "smiley" emoticon is:

:) or :-)

I prefer "nose in" and want the OED stamp of approval.

Scott Oglesby said...

That’s awesome! I just can’t seem to get down with the text lingo, not all the way anyway. My daughter gets so mad at me because I write out full words. The horror!

Happy Late Bday to your Frack!

Cora said...

And to think how excited I was when "muggle" made it into the dictionary!