Every year the Oxford English Dictionary adds new words. Some make sense to us and some…well….don’t.
Here are a few words that I think we all know, but aren’t sure should be officially added as “words” to the dictionary.
- Mansplain– I hear people talk about this all the time. It’s when a man feels like he has to over explain something to you because he thinks you are too stupid to know what he’s trying to say. ::eyeroll: In fact, this is so far from a word, that my spell check doesn’t even know what I’m trying to say as I type it.
- Hangry– This one I get, but although it’s obviously a take on the word hungry…I still don’t think it should be a word.
- Swag- I thought it was “swagger”, but what do I know. This means to walk with a style of that which has great confidence.
- Me Time– This is a saying not a word. ::facepalm:: This is wanting time for your self to recharge instead of doing things for others for an allotted period of time.
- Snowflake– I feel like this is a modern day take on the word “flaky”. It means to be overly sensitive or think you have some sense of entitlement.
Oh Oxford, how the mighty have fallen. You’ve come a long way since words like pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The longest word in any of the major English language dictionaries is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, “a word that refers to a lung disease contracted from the inhalation of very fine silica particles, specifically from a volcano; medically, it is the same as silicosis.”
Say that three times fast.