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    Default Whats The English Language Coming Too LOl

    Manspreading and brain fart make it into the dictionary


    Cool story bruh. There’s a load of new words and we think they’re awesomesauce, mkay?
    From bants to manspreading, beer o’clock to wine o’clock, 1,000 new words have been added to OxfordDictionaries.com to reflect current trends in the usage of language.

    But what does it all mean? We’ve got a handy little table below with a selection of some of the new words that have been added.



    Some of them are a bit weak sauce but we hope you enjoy them.


    The new words and what they mean

    Awesomesauce, adj.: (US informal) extremely good; excellent

    Bants (also bantz), pl. n.: (Brit. informal) playfully teasing or mocking remarks exchanged with another person or group; banter

    Beer o’clock, n: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer



    Brain fart, n.: (informal) a temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly





    Brexit, n.: a term for the potential or hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union



    Bruh, n: (US informal) a male friend (often used as a form of address)



    Cakeage,n.: (informal) a charge made by a restaurant for serving a cake they have not supplied themselves


    Cakeage, not corkage (picture: Alamy)Cat cafe, n.: a cafe or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises

    Cupcakery, n.: a bakery that specialises in cupcakes



    Deradicalisation, n.: the action or process of causing a person with extreme views to adopt more moderate positions on political or social issues



    Fatberg, n.: a very large mass of solid waste in a sewerage system, consisting especially of congealed fat and personal
    hygiene products that have been flushed down toilets



    Fat-shame, v.: cause (someone judged to be fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size



    Fur baby, n.: a person’s dog, cat, or other furry pet animal




    Grexit, n.: a term for the potential withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone (the economic region formed by those countries in the European Union that use the euro as their national currency)



    Hangry, adj.: (informal) bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger



    Manspreading, n.: the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats



    Mkay, excl.: (informal, chiefly US) non-standard spelling of OK, representing an informal pronunciation (typically used at the end of a statement to invite agreement, approval, or confirmation)



    Mx, n.: a title used before a person’s surname or full name by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender or by those who prefer not to identify themselves as male or female

    Pocket dial, v.: inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one’s pocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone



    Rage-quit, v.: (informal) angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game




    Rando, n.: (informal) a person one does not know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behaviour



    Redditor, n.: a registered user of the website Reddit



    Social justice warrior, n.: (informal, derogatory) a person who expresses or promotes socially progressive views



    Snackable, adj.: (of online content) designed to be read, viewed, or otherwise engaged with briefly and easily



    Spear phishing, n.: the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information



    Swatting, n.: (US informal) the action or practice of making a hoax call to the emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address



    Weak sauce, n.: (US informal) something that is of a poor or disappointing standard or quality



    Wine o’clock, n.: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine








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