Results for - New "words" added to the Oxford Dictionary.

2,171 voters participated in this survey

1. Did you know the words "twerk" and "selfie" are now official English words in the Oxford Dictionary?

Yes.
28%
604 votes
No.
48%
1,041 votes
I had no idea these words even existed.
24%
526 votes

2. Did you know the official definition for the word selfie is : selfie, n. (informal): a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website?

Yes. I take selfies ALL the time!
25%
534 votes
No.
36%
773 votes
How could this even be considered a word?
40%
864 votes

3. Did you know that the term "twerking" did not originate from Miley Cyrus but from the 90s?The "informal" verb is defined as "[dancing] to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance."

Yes.
25%
547 votes
No.
32%
704 votes
I don't even care.
42%
920 votes

4. Besides "twerking" and "selfie", the Oxford Dictionary has also added: emojis (little cartoon icons people text with) , food babies (when you eat so much, that your stomach looks pregnant) , srsly (abbreviation for seriously), and phablet (a phone so large that it's almost a tablet). Are you familiar with any of these terms?

Yes
29%
631 votes
No
54%
1,173 votes
Undecided
17%
367 votes

5. Do you think the Oxford Dictionary is going a little overboard with all these new additions of words?

Yes. They are unnecessary.
58%
1,251 votes
No. I'm glad they're finally official words in the English language.
16%
350 votes
I don't care.
26%
570 votes
08/31/2013 News 2171 33 By: josix321
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