"Srsly, I had such a girl crush on the vendor who was selling those blondie cake pops with pear cider guac dipping sauce at the street food fair. Squee! Apols for the jorts-wearing selfie, but I totally needed to document the food baby I'm about to have."
TL;DR - Oxford Dictionaries Online announced on its blog today that some food-centric (along with tech and fashion) buzzwords have now been added to its official online lexicon, reflecting: "the linguistic influence of the world of gastronomy." The online resource regularly updates its listings to reflect current terminology, and culinary offerings just since May include:
Back in February, appletini, burrata, flexitarian and tray bake were added to the mix.
The Oxford Dictionaries Online differs from The Oxford English Dictionary in that it focuses on current English and includes modern meanings and uses of words, while the OED focuses on words and meanings that have changed over time.
Confused? You can always twerk it out over nice long digital detox.
Read - Oxford Dictionary adds 'twerk.' Srsly!
I've taken to using "guac" as a verb, as in "Those avocados are ready, I'm gonna guac them up tonight."
Why can we not pronounce full words anymore....no wonder foreigners call us "lazy Americans"....
Bcuz txtg hz tkn ovr r ritng hbts. Itz only ntrl 4 it 2 bleed ovr into speak'g 2.
No, sh**. I could understand maybe when you had to use the number pad with 14 letters on it, but that was ages ago. There are full keyboards now. Anyone that texts me in that fashion is immediately graded with an IQ of -11
Sry we cant all b az advancd as u. sum of us still hv 10-key phones.
I am far more scandalized by the fact that the food vendor was apparently selling "blondie cake pops" dipped in guacamole. Gross.
Astonishing. Absolutely astonishing. Truly, my old English teacher would be rolling over in his grave. I'm reminded of a line from the movie "Oxford Blues", in which Rob Lowe's character says something to the effect of "Hey, we all speak the same language." – to which his British comrade, played by Julian Sands, responds by saying "Unfortunately some of us torture it more than others".
Screw prescriptivism. Language is always correct; indeed, it cannot be anything but.
Hate to agree with CNN here, but this is News. This is autocracy and if you comment in any voice, they win...
basically you're saying the people who are allowed to enter words at oxford dictionaries are kids...and morons...
Or CNN interns...oh wait... morons and kids... ...right.
Nothing new or surprising here and calling ordinary bacon "streaky" is hundreds of years old. It was called "streak of lean", as opposed to other cuts known as "salt pork" or "fatback"
The food baby one is pretty funny.
"Document the food baby I'm about to have"?
Did you really have to sink that low, CNN?
Don't tempt them. They'll go lower. Since apparently there's NOTHING going on in the world that's newsworthy, CNN resorts to writing about hipster "foodie" slang and twerking. G o d d a m n.
CNN hasn't been a worthy news organization since the first Gulf war.
There isn't much in the way of feminine or gay news to report today so instead CNN has decided to publish nonsense.
Kind of like your comment.
That was beautiful. Hit the nail straight on the head!
This is so stupid.
Seriously. I love how CNN's idea of "news" is to let us know that new words were added to some online dictionary today. What a f u c k i n g joke. Frankly, this is sickening and disgusting and should offend ANYONE who view himself as educated, civilized, or in any way modern.
Hey, get with the program already! It's SRSLY.... ;-)
On the other hand, I would think that anyone who views themselves as "educated, civilized, or in any way modern" would know something about how language works and recognize that new words are constantly being added to the language. That same person would recognize that dictionaries exist to help people understand other people and should include definitions of those words (unless you feel that whoever those people managing the dictionaries are, they should also act as gods deciding what words should and shouldn't be included). That modern person wouldn't also disparage something simply because it's online instead of being on paper but would judge the item on its merits.
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