29 Aug '13, 8am

"Twerk", "selfie" and social media meaning of "unlike" added to Oxford English dictionary

LONDON - “Twerk”, a provocative dance move that has gone viral, and “selfie” a photograph taken of oneself using a phone, are two new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary yesterday (Aug 28). The dictionary has included words such as “twerk”, “selfie”, “digital detox” and the social media meaning of the verb “unlike” in its latest quarterly update to reflect the increasing use of technology and social media. Spokeswoman Katherine Connor Martin said the dictionary, which is one of the largest dictionaries in the world and dates back 150 years, adds about 1,000 new entries to its online version every year. She said the word “twerk” has been around for 20 years but has generated enough evidence of usage to be added to its online dictionaries with pop star Miley Cyrus hitting headlines this week for “twerking” at the MTV Video Music Awards. Arising in the early 1990s, t...

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jp.techcrunch.com 28 Aug '13, 10am

なお、念のため: Oxford Dictionaries OnlineはOxford English Dictionaryとは別のものである。しかしどちらも、出版しているのはOxford University Pressだ。ODOは更新が激しく...