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‘ZOMG,’ ‘Twittersphere,’ Other Tech Words Make the Dictionary Grade

June 5, 2011

By John Rossi :: 11:09 AM

The Oxford Dictionaries Online have added the words ZOMG (oh my God), permalink, NSFW (not safe for work), Twittersphere and unfollow to their listings because of their prevalence in online culture.

The list of words added in the latest round was not exclusively focused on social media or technology, as other popular terms such as man cave and bridezilla were also been given a place in the reference.

A statement on Oxford’s website read, “the world of computers and social networking continues to be a major influence on the English language.”

Here is a complete list of words recently added.

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