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Oxford Dictionary’s Word Of The Year For 2021: “Vax”

The New York Times reports: Apologies to jab, shot and “Fauci ouchie.” Oxford Languages’s 2021 Word of the Year is “vax.” That may seem like a no-brainer. But as with so much about public health, the power lies in the numbers. “Vaccine,” already a common-enough word in English, more than doubled in frequency over the past year, as vaccines against …

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Oxford Word Of The Year: Post-Truth [VIDEO]

The runner-up is “alt-right.”From the Oxford Dictionary blog: After much discussion, debate, and research, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 is post-truth – an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’. The concept of post-truth has been in existence …

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New To The Oxford Dictionary: Squee, YOLO, Moobs, Gender-Fluid, Biatch, Butt-Fucker, Clickbait, Slacktivist

Reuters reports: You know, some yogalates could tackle those splendiferous moobs. Confused? Then turn to the Oxford English Dictionary which has included the words among more than 1,000 revisions and updates for its latest update. Splendiferous, meaning full of or abounding in splendor, joins yogalates, a fitness routine combining pilates exercises with the techniques of yoga, and moobs, unusually prominent …

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