New Oxford Dictionary Words And Those We’d Like To See Go Away

(Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

The Oxford Dictionary recently added 1,200 words and phrases to its lexicon. Some of them are recent news makers and there are some that have been in the vernacular for ages that are just now coming around to getting in the dictionary. There are a few surprises as well, so don’t “have a cow.”

According to Red Alert Politics, some of the terms among the “epic” new additions are newsmakers like “fiscal cliff”, “debt trap”, and “big data”. A few that you’d think would have been added long ago and just now making it in are phrases like “binge drinking”, “the silent treatment”, and “to have a cow.”

All these new words and phrases got us to thinking about words we could live without hearing ever again. Julie says she could do without “just sayin'”, “totes amazeballs”, or “totes” anything for that matter. Tony is done with “awesomesauce”, “bromance”, and people who say, “Don’t mean to be a ____, but…” they go ahead and do it whatever it is anyways. John doesn’t want to hear “winning” anymore (Looking at you, Charlie Sheen) as well as “I’m not gonna lie.”


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