August 10, 2012
D'oh, OED Gets Hip By Adding New Words
The venerable Oxford English Dictionary has added several words reflecting both popular culture and the speed at which the Internet creates new expressions. New additions include D’oh, Bling, Bromance, Frankenfood, Infomania, Muffin Top, Twitterati, and my favorite, Illiterati. Nina Platt over at Pinhawk.com should be thrilled that Whovian (Defined as: A fan of the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who. "That Whovian is totally geeking out right now.") has also reached recognized status. Count me in on that one. I bought pretty every episode that is available on DVD and watch them regularly. Getting back to D’oh, I would have thought that Homer Simpson’s plaintive expression would have made it years ago.
There is a nice slideshow with all of the words at the San Francisco Chronicle web site. [MG]