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New “words” going into the dictionary

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February 5, 2018 at 5:32 am - Home, Mornings with Dave
By Dave Baker

The “Oxford English Dictionary” was founded over 130 years ago.  And now we’ve mangled the English language to the point where it’s being forced to add stuff like THIS . . .

The editors just announced a new batch of words they’re adding to the dictionary this year.  And here are some of the most notable ones . . .

1.  hangry . . . a state of anger caused by a lack of food.

 

2.  mansplain . . . explaining something needlessly, overbearingly, or condescendingly, typically when addressing a woman, in a manner thought to reveal a patronizing or chauvinistic attitude.

 

3.  swag . . . bold self-assurance in style or manner, an air of great self-confidence or superiority.

 

4.  me time . . . time devoted to doing what one wants, typically on one’s own, as opposed to working or doing things for others.

 

5.  snowflake . . . a person characterized as overly sensitive or easily offended, or as feeling entitled to special treatment or consideration.

 

 

(The Independent)  

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