Today, the Oxford University Press announced quarterly updates to its Oxford Dictionaries Online, and reading some of the additions (in context!) will make you feel like you’re watching an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians whilst being fucked by a Buzzfeed editor:
Picture this. You’ve just uploaded a selfie to your favourite social media website using your phablet when your FIL (that’s your father-in-law) shares a supercut of a srsly mortifying twerking session. You immediately unlike his page because there isn’t an emoji capable of expressing your desire to vom: apols, but it’s time for a digital detox. Research by the Oxford Dictionaries team shows that these terms have been absorbed by popular culture, hence their inclusion in the latest ODO update.
I briefly dated a girl who was ahead of the emoji curve. She was terrible and threw up on me on her birthday. Texting with her was like using flash cards to communicate with a performance dolphin. That’s my point of reference.
Anyway, they don’t say if the proliferation of the word twerk over the last few days had an impact on the update. But, as usual, we can just blame a young female pop star for the degradation of society on perhaps the same day that we bomb a Middle Eastern country for something they may or may not have done. Bad, Miley. Bad!
You can read the full list of additions here (I am glad to see derp is finally getting its just due– Donovan McNabb will be thrilled!).