Oxford University Press is celebrating 100 years of its dictionary this year. The new 12th edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary contains about 400 new word entries. Newly added words include cyberbullying, upcycle, retweet, sexting, slow food, textspeak etc. Now a days internet terminology is greatly affecting the english lexicon.

Angus Stevenson, Oxford University Press editor, wrote a blog post, "These additions are just carrying on the tradition of a dictionary that has always sought to be progressive and up to date."

According to The Telegraph, "the new words were selected after being entered into a database of 2 billion words drawn from contemporary websites and texts to prove their ubiquity".

Meaning of few new words

n. the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.

v. reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.

n. reposted or forwarded message on Twitter

n. the sending of sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone

n. language regarded as characteristic of text messages, consisting of abbreviations, acronyms, initials, emoticons, etc..
e.g thanks=>thnx, keyboard=>kybrd

used to express elation, enthusiasm, or triumph (especially in electronic communication)

slow food
n. food that has been prepared with care, using high-quality local and seasonal ingredients.

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