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Let’s welcome Tweetable & Braggadocious

We're either running out of words or just looking for lazier ways to express ourselves. Either way, here are some words that the Oxford Dictionary has officially recognised recently...

February 24, 2013 12:14 by

  • Dumbphone - a basic mobile phone that lacks the advanced functionality characteristic of a smartphone: there are still six dumbphones out there for every smartphone.

  • Tweetable - Suitable and worthy for posting on the social media site Twitter: the president delivered a great collection of tweetable lines this morning.

  • Friend zone - a situation in which a platonic relationship exists between two people, one of whom has an undeclared romantic interest in the other: I always wind up in the friend zone, watching them pursue other guys.

  • Voluntourism - a form of tourism in which travellers participate in voluntary work, typically for a charity: at the core of voluntourism is the desire to help others.

  • Braggadocious - boastful or arrogant: I’ve never been a braggadocious kind of guy.

  • Schlumpy - slovenly or scruffy: compared with the hip clientele, we felt a little schlumpy in our parkas.

  • Sillage - the degree to which a perfume’s fragrance lingers in the air when worn:neither scent has a very strong sillage

    Here's the full list.

 
 

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