The Oxford English Dictionary is adding a bunch of new words, and it’s a pretty good round-up this year. Here are the ten best ones . . .
- Fuhgeddaboudit. Like how Tony Soprano would say “forget about it.”
- ‘Merica . . . meaning America without the “A” at the beginning.
- Bracketology. Which you hear a lot during March Madness.
- Clickbait. And another new one is “clicktivism” . . . when you support a cause online, but don’t actually go out and DO anything.
- Moobs . . . short for ‘man boobs.’
- Non-apology. When you act like you’re apologizing, but don’t actually say you’re sorry.
- Swirlie. When you dunk someone’s head in a toilet and flush it. Which seems like it could have been added 50 years ago.
- YOLO. Which stands for “you only live once.”
- Squee. It’s Internet slang for when something’s cute. They traced it back to an online discussion about Ewoks from 1998.
10. Kegerator. A refrigerator with a tap on the front, and a keg of beer inside.