Oxford English Dictionary Adds New Techy Terms in June 2013 Update
The social-networking sense of #tweet (noun & verb) has just been added to the OED: http://oxford.ly/ZLlPnD #OEDupdate
Our language is ever-evolving, and the Oxford English Dictionary has proven that once again, recently adding the social media senses of the following in its June 2013 update:
- tweet (noun and verb)
- follow (verb)
- follower (noun)
Back in February 2013, the OED added the word “tweetable,” and “retweet” was added in August 2011.
More techy-terms added amongst the 1,200 newly revised and updated words include:
- flash mob
This update brings the OED’s total number of entries to more than 823,000.