Collins Dictionary’s Quest To Be A Part Of The Evolution: Includes ‘To Facebook’ Along with ‘Twitterer’

According to a blog post by Collinsdictionary.com, the latest edition of this month’s Collins English dictionary will include many new words that have been suggested by anyone who aspires to be a part of the evolution.

Here take a look at all new words that are added in the month’s edition. http://www.collinsdictionary.com/blog/whats-your-word,40,HCB.html

Now grammar geeks can’t say that words such as twitterer, captcha, amazeballs, lolz or tiger mother are incorrect English as these words are included in the dictionary.

Collins Dictionary gives a word a real status as the only reason a word becomes a word is when many people start using it.

Collins got as many as 4,400 submissions from people all over, out of which it accepted few and released the list earlier this week.

Apart from the mentioned words, such as Facebook and Bing becoming verbs, bashtag has also entered the lexicon, which the dictionary has defined as (on the Twitter website) a hashtaɡ that is used for critical and abusive comments.

Other words including frenemy and thanx- an informal way of saying thank you have also made their mark.

Collins lexicographers accept the words after going through an intensive review. The words need to be used a lot and should have endurance to enter the dictionary.

Look at the list of some of the newly added words in the Collins English Dictionary:

BBM [from: ugc_frankpr] abbreviation for (1) trademark BlackBerry Messenger: an instant messaging application for BlackBerry devices ▷ n (2) a message sent or received using BlackBerry Messenger ▷ vb (3) to send a message using BlackBerry Messenger

bridezilla (ˌbraɪdˈzɪlə) n [from: ugc_bhumit176] slang for a woman whose behavior in planning the details of her wedding is regarded as intolerable

crowdfunding (ˈkraʊdˌfʌndɪŋ) n [from: ugc_monkjack] the funding of a project by a large number of supporters who each contribute a small amount > ˈcrowdˌfund vb

cyberstalking (ˈsaɪbəˌstɔːkɪŋ) [from: ugc_collinsdict] n the practice of using electronic communications to harass someone persistently > ˈcyberˌstalker n

FaceTime n (1) [from: ugc_minijo1] trademark of an application for a mobile communications device that enables people to speak to each other while simultaneously observing each other on a video display ▷ vb (usually not capitals) (2) [from: ugc_minijo1] to speak to someone using this application

fanboy (ˈfænˌbɔɪ) n [from: ugc_bmsmpppousa] informal — an ardent or obsessive admirer, esp a young man

hyperconnectivity (ˌhaɪpəˌkɒnɛkˈtɪvɪtɪ) n [from: ugc_rhirji] the use of multiple systems and devices to remain constantly connected to social networks and streams of information

livestream (ˈlaɪvˌstriːm) [from: ugc_collinsdict] vb (1) to broadcast (an event) on the internet as it happens ▷ n (2) a live broadcast of an event on the internet

photobomb (ˈfəʊtəʊˌbɒm) vb [from: ugc_collinsdict] informal — to intrude into the background of a photograph without the subject’s knowledge

bang tidy (slang) of exceptional good quality

zing (zɪŋ) (informal) (1) a short high-pitched buzzing sound, (2) as of a bullet or vibrating string, vitality; (3) zest (USinformal) a witty remark

zhoosh (ʒuːʃ) vb (1) often foll by up (slang) to make more exciting, lively, or attractive… Read the rest

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