Several additions are new slang words, such as bae and lamestream, while others reflect social media activities, such as selfie stick, troll, and Twitterati. Lamestream is new to me-a blend of lame and mainstream (like TV, I guess).
Portuguese and Arabic dictionaries got more than 900 new entries. What a decision process this must be!
- Read the recent updates from Oxford. Do you know all of the terms? Are they good choices to include?
- What criteria do you think are used to determine whether a word makes it into the dictionary?
- How do you decide whether to use a new word in business? What about the purpose, audience, culture, and so on would help you use words appropriately yet not fall behind?