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Internet Abbreviations Added To Oxford Dictionary

Soulskill posted more than 3 years ago | from the stop-making-it-harder-for-me-to-criticize-my-mom's-emails dept.

Books 101

f1vlad writes "Philologists have added popular internet abbreviations to the one hundred twenty-six year-old Oxford English Dictionary. Among these are the popular OMG, LOL, and FYI. 'Dictionary compilers said that although the terms are associated with modern electronic communications, some are surprisingly old. The first confirmed use of "OMG" was in a letter in 1917. "Things people think are new words normally have a longer history," Graeme Diamond, the dictionary's principal editor for new words, said Friday.'"

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On this day in internet slang history (4, Informative)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#35615874)

March 25, 1952: Upon receiving a humorous letter from a friend, Wellesley College student Lucy Michaels wishes to write back and express how much the letter amused her. Unfortunately, having hurt her wrist the day before in a tragic lacrosse incident, Lucy is forced to abbreviate her feelings by simply scratching out the simple abbreviation "LOL" on a postcard with her off-hand, hoping to explain the abbreviation in a phone call later. History was made.

It is to pioneers like Lucy Michaels and many others like her that we today owe our modern internet vernacular. Kudos to you, Lucy, and may you RIP.

Re:On this day in internet slang history (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35616064)

Citation needed.

Re:On this day in internet slang history (2)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616166)

Hang on, let me turn around and I'll show it to you.

Re:On this day in internet slang history (1)

S.O.B. (136083) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617536)

I guess now we know what the "O" in "LOL" really is.

A Real women of genius version (3, Funny)

killmenow (184444) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616418)

Singer: Real women of geeeEeeniuuus...
Narrator: Today we salute you, Miss LOL inventor woman.
Singer: Miss LOL inventer woman...
Narrator: In March of 1952, upon receiving a humorous letter from a friend, you wished to write back and express your amusement.
Singer: I'm laughing out loud!
Narrator: Unfortunately, having hurt your wrist the day before in a tragic lacrosse incident, you were forced to simply scratch out "LOL" on a postcard with your off-hand
Singer: But I'm not rolling on the floor!
Narrator: Hoping to explain the abbreviation in a phone call later, you made history by inventing the acronym most often mistook for "Lot's of Love"
Singer: OMGWTFBBQ!
Narrator: It is to pioneers like you that we owe our modern internet vernacular. So, kudos to you, Miss LOL inventer woman...may you RIP.
Singer: Miss LOL Inventer woman...

Re:On this day in internet slang history (1)

Retron (577778) | more than 3 years ago | (#35620952)

What a load of rubbish. The Oxford English Dictionary actually says this about LOL:
Pronunciation: Brit. /ll/ , /ll/ , U.S. /lol/ , /ll/
Forms: 19– LOL, 19– lol.
Etymology: Initialism

The first L of LOL is sometimes also explained as the initial letter of laugh.
(Show Less)
colloq.
A. int.
Categories


Originally and chiefly in the language of electronic communications: ‘ha ha!’; used to draw attention to a joke or humorous statement, or to express amusement.
1990 Jargon File Draft, part 4 of 4 in comp.misc (Usenet newsgroup) 13 June, LOLlaughing out loud.
1993 Re: Walking out of Movies in bit.listserv.cinema-l (Usenet newsgroup) 3 Aug., LOL. Damn, that's even worse. Ba Ha Ha Ha ha ha!
2002 What Mobile Apr. 23/3 (heading) Wan2 go on a d8 2nite? LOL. Everyone flirts, but will people really do it on their mobiles?
2003 K. Sampson Freshers 100 ‘Wow, man! Are you, like, really from a council estate?’ ‘Yep.’ ‘Lol! Awesome.’
2006 J. Dibbell Play Money xxiv. 170 There was a pause, then finally: lol. i know what ur hintin at.


Source: http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/291168?rskey=SR4Uoy&result=2&isAdvanced=false#eid [oed.com]

OMG (1)

thebra (707939) | more than 3 years ago | (#35615898)

LOL! FYI I thought this was funny.

WTF (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35615926)

ROTFLMAO. k ttyl.

Re:WTF (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35615934)

OMGWTFBBQ!!!

Re:WTF (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35615952)

LOL WUT

Re:WTF (1)

thebra (707939) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616272)

FWIW ROFL

Re:WTF (1)

awshidahak (1282256) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616638)

roflthhlords!

Re:WTF (1)

ae1294 (1547521) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617292)

gjhdaierkvzdscs!

Re:WTF (1)

andrea.sartori (1603543) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617754)

YHBT

OMFG? (1)

Toe, The (545098) | more than 3 years ago | (#35615932)

How much longer until OMFG, NFW, WTF, GTFO, and all the other fun uses of F get in there?

Re:OMFG? (3, Insightful)

Homr Zodyssey (905161) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616104)

STFU n00b.

Re:OMFG? (1)

DenDude (922896) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616850)

I'm a n00b... FML

Re:OMFG? (1)

robot256 (1635039) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617146)

Funny that you're all 6-digit UIDs but the OP is the lowest.

Re:OMFG? (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617968)

BBQ.

Re:OMFG? (1)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617678)

FWIW, F is NSFW!

p.s. In dutch, the word (not abbreviation, but actual word) "lol" translates to "fun". Not exactly the same as LOL, but close enough to fool me when I first encountered the abbreviation.

Re:OMFG? (1)

xaxa (988988) | more than 3 years ago | (#35618470)

In English it used to mean "lots of love".

Re:OMFG? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35618472)

How much longer until OMFG, NFW, WTF, GTFO, and all the other fun uses of F get in there?

RTFA.

My scrabble score is going to be higher (1)

witherstaff (713820) | more than 3 years ago | (#35619382)

While these additions will make Scrabble easier, I'd like a few additions that include Q without U.

Re:My scrabble score is going to be higher (1)

lul_wat (1623489) | more than 3 years ago | (#35619470)

QQ

WTF! (3, Insightful)

davidc (91400) | more than 3 years ago | (#35615940)

No WTF?

Re:WTF! (2)

Em Adespoton (792954) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616080)

http://oxforddictionaries.com/view/entry/m_en_gb0994289#m_en_gb0994289 [oxforddictionaries.com]

It also has FUBAR, although misses out on the interesting history of that acronym.

Re:WTF! (2)

_0xd0ad (1974778) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616112)

You posted the wrong link. And what is this interesting history of which you speak?

http://oxforddictionaries.com/view/entry/m_en_us1249363#m_en_us1249363 [oxforddictionaries.com]

Origin:
1940s: acronym from fucked up beyond all recognition (or repair)

Re:WTF! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35617162)

I'm not entirely sure of the history, but like many of the pre-internet acronyms (like SNAFU), I know it's US military in origin. So probably some interesting stories and history in that.

Re:WTF! (1)

Em Adespoton (792954) | more than 3 years ago | (#35618132)

Indeed: FUBAR was WWII US military jargon, usually referring to combat missions led by non-US allied forces, but also in some situations to the supply lines. The stories are those told by vets regarding times when the acronym was actually used.

Oh, and if the GP started with the subject line, he'd realize that I didn't post the wrong link ;)

Re:WTF! (1)

_0xd0ad (1974778) | more than 3 years ago | (#35619086)

Oh, and if the GP started with the subject line, he'd realize that I didn't post the wrong link ;)

An extra link wouldn't hurt. You could even code it in HTML so that the appropriate parts of your comment would link to the appropriate page.

That said, I was aware that FUBAR was militarial in origin, though I didn't know the details which you posted. So thanks for explaining it, I guess.

Re:WTF! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35620948)

The full OED (which can be accessed via most libraries in the UK, or via a page on your local council's website) says this about FUBAR:

Brit. /fub/ , U.S. /fubr/
Forms: 19– FUBAR, 19– fubar.
Etymology: Acronym U.S. (orig. Mil. slang).
Categories


Bungled, ruined, messed up. Also: extremely intoxicated.Often used as a euphemism for fucked up (see fucked-up adj.).

Re:WTF! (1)

e9th (652576) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616302)

They were going to add it, but the World Taekwondo Federation [wtf.org] , est. 1973, objected.

tinfoil hat also added (5, Informative)

vroom (43) | more than 3 years ago | (#35615962)

tinfoil hat [oxforddictionaries.com] 's new entry.

noun
humorous
used in allusion to the belief that wearing a hat made from tinfoil will protect one against government surveillance or mind control by extraterrestrial beings:you don't need to be wearing a tinfoil hat to understand that your privacy might not be as private as you would think
[as modifier] :the tinfoil hat brigade

Re:tinfoil hat also added (1)

andrea.sartori (1603543) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616000)

Is DNF there?

WRONG (3, Funny)

MrEricSir (398214) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616046)

That's just what the GOVERNMENT wants you to THINK! The REAL reason I wear my tinfoil HAT is to stop the RADIATION from leaving my BRAIN, which happens because of the THOUGHT-SCATTERING computer implanted into my cerebellum by Renee ZELLWEGER.

Re:WRONG (2)

snspdaarf (1314399) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616192)

Cool! A new member of the Sheen family has been found!

Re:WRONG (1)

Desler (1608317) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616364)

But does he drink tiger blood?

Re:WRONG (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616462)

No, that's just what they WANT you to believe!

Re:WRONG (1)

robot256 (1635039) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617172)

No, they want you to believe that they want you to believe that, but couldn't care less if you actually believe it.

Re:tinfoil hat also added (1)

MonsterTrimble (1205334) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616488)

Um, UID of 43?!? That's TRWTF.

Re:tinfoil hat also added (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35618856)

You work for Slashdot? Perhaps you could pass this note along to Soulskill:

Dear Soulskill,

Lexicographers compile dictionaries. Philologists don't.

Yours,

AC

P.S. Your username is retarded.

Re:tinfoil hat also added (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35620438)

Thanks to an elaborate government conspiracy, it's difficult to find actual tinfoil these days. Most people fall into the trap of making aluminum foil hats instead. Of course, aluminum foil hats have been scientifically proven [intel-research.net] to amplify, rather than block, the government's mind control rays.

WTF! (-1, Troll)

slashcomma9 (2026274) | more than 3 years ago | (#35615964)

LOL: OMG! [blog.com]

GTFO. (3, Informative)

RussellSHarris (1385323) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616018)

(link is goatse)

Re:GTFO. (1)

shutdown -p now (807394) | more than 3 years ago | (#35618962)

So GP's post should be modded Informative, in fact, as it quite accurately describes what it links to?

FYI (5, Interesting)

tverbeek (457094) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616012)

FYI, FYI is hardly an "internet abbreviation". I remember hearing it back in the early 1970s (when I was very, very young, FYI).

Possibly of more interest to the /. crowd is the fact that hentai is being added to the book.

Re:FYI (1)

Even on Slashdot FOE (1870208) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616050)

Well, they do say that English rap^H^H^H forcibly takes new words from foreign languages. Although this word probably liked it.

Re:FYI (1)

robot256 (1635039) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617198)

Well, they do say that English rap^H^H^H forcibly takes new words from foreign languages. Although this word probably liked it.

I think this is said about most living languages. Just look at all the English words making their way into spoken Japanese, for example. They start out being cute extra-cultural references, then they become popular and take on a life of their own in the new language. That's one of the wonders of living language. Oxford is just trying to keep up with it in their own, 30-year-delayed way.

Re:FYI (1)

Lloyd_Bryant (73136) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617332)

Well, they do say that English rap^H^H^H forcibly takes new words from foreign languages. Although this word probably liked it.

Well, given the poor language's upbringing, it's not really all that surprising. After all, it was the bastard offspring of Anglo-Saxon and Norman French (which has a rather sordid history all its own, involving Latin, Gallic, Goth, Vandal, Frankish and Norse).

Re:FYI (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35617642)

In fact, a great book on this and all the rest of the history of the English language is Baugh and Cable's History of the English Language [amazon.com]

Very good book. I used it in my linguistics class of the same name as a textbook.

Re:FYI (0)

demonlapin (527802) | more than 3 years ago | (#35619876)

The next time you want to say this, say it with style. I've gotten a ton of +5's out of this old gem:

"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary." - James Nicoll, in rec.arts.sf-lovers [google.com]

That's actually a bit too timid; I'd say that English is a vocabulary vampire/zombie hybrid that wants nothing but more words.

Re:FYI (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35622414)

The next time you want to say this, say it with style. I've gotten a ton of +5's out of this old gem:

"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary." - James Nicoll, in rec.arts.sf-lovers [google.com]

That's actually a bit too timid; I'd say that English is a vocabulary vampire/zombie hybrid that wants nothing but more words.

I think you meant to say MOAR words

Re:FYI (1)

tverbeek (457094) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616086)

also: Barnard's star, couch surf, dot-bomb, drill-down, ego-surf, RSA, and tinfoil hat

See also: http://www.oed.com/public/latest/latest-update/ [oed.com]

Re:FYI (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35617272)

Barnard's star, couch surf, dot-bomb, drill-down, ego-surf, RSA, and tinfoil hat

I love that song! "We didn't start the fire..."

Re:FYI (1)

tverbeek (457094) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617614)

"... and I feel fine!"

Re:FYI (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35618128)

Oh, well played, Mr. Bernstein.

Re:FYI (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616770)

No no, if' it ever appears on the internet, the internet had it first. "

Re:FYI (1)

Shimbo (100005) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617534)

They give 'the Mote in God's Eye' as a reference from the 70's. It's in 'Cities in Flight' (1957) also.

Re:FYI (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35617774)

There's hentai in 50s-70s skiffy?

Re:FYI (1)

adenied (120700) | more than 3 years ago | (#35620182)

First use of FYI in the OED is 1941 in the Washington Post.

OFFS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35616042)

SMH

In other news (4, Funny)

nebaz (453974) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616048)

The Oxford Management Group, Lloyds Of London, and Finnish Yodeling Institute are very upset.

WTF added? (4, Funny)

140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616098)

When the first english dictionary was compiled by Samuel Johnson a London high society lady is said to have thanked him, "Thank you Dr Johnson, for leaving out certain words". Dr Johnson apparently replied, " I'm shocked, m'lady. You were looking for them?"

Re:WTF added? (3, Funny)

laejoh (648921) | more than 3 years ago | (#35636460)

Allow me, sir, to extent my most sincere contrafubularities for making this reference possible!

/.phukedbeyondrepair (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35616102)

.who.gives.a.fud.space.filled.again.disarm.gov.before.we.are.all.killed.detained.poisoned.poor.history

Remember... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35616124)

LOL means Laughing Out Loud. [parentsshouldnttext.com]

Evidence of smileys in cave paintings (0)

PPH (736903) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616142)

Well, OK. It was on the wall of my mom's basement. But it smells like a cave.

Acronyms of acronyms (1)

falckon (1015637) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616174)

I think the next step forward is to start adopting acronyms of acronyms, as we often do in technology names (AJAX). Clearly it takes far too many keystrokes to express such emotions. And as a bonus we can build up fun chains of searches in the dictionary.

OL = OMG LOL = Oh my god, laugh out loud.
IW = IMHO WTH/F = In my humble opinion, what the hell.

Re:Acronyms of acronyms (0)

mcmonkey (96054) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616458)

Yeah, except those aren't acronyms. Maybe LOL, if you pronounce it lol. But the rest are initialisms.

Oh Great... (3, Insightful)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616238)

Now when I shout at someone for chatting to me using a ton of abbreviations ... they can point out that its in the dictionary now...

Re:Oh Great... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35616404)

LOL PWND!

Re:Oh Great... (1)

robot256 (1635039) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617214)

More likely, in 200 years when historians find an archive of the 2010 internet on an optical cube in someone's basement they will be glad that those words are still in the dictionary (perhaps listed as antiquated, but still there).

Re:Oh Great... (1)

masterwit (1800118) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617340)

Or conversely, if you send an SMS to a more elderly or less tech-savvy member of your family... when they ask you can simply point to the dictionary.

Now, if they have one of those cellphones with keyboards, however, they should be forming at least semi-coherent complete sentences.

Re:Oh Great... (1)

smcn (87571) | more than 3 years ago | (#35619126)

they can point out that its in the dictionary now

As opposed to never talking to you again, on account of you being an uptight ass?

TFS -- tl;dr (2)

by (1706743) (1706744) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616262)

EOM

Re:TFS -- tl;dr (1)

andrea.sartori (1603543) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616674)

+1

Re:TFS -- tl;dr (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35616740)

I think there was an RST during your SYN ACK.

scrabble (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35616308)

This might give me the edge I need to beat my parents at scrabble.

Missing option (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35616398)

They missed out on the most obvious addition to the dictionary, TL;DR

LOL in NAD (1)

greyhueofdoubt (1159527) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616416)

Before the early days of AIM, LOL meant little old lady and NAD meant no apparent distress. I don't know how far back that dates; I first read it in The House of God iirc.

I just got a chuckle imagining one of my younger cousins trying to parse tHoG.
-b

You may already have access to the OED (1)

wordsnyc (956034) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616454)

Incidentally, if you have a public library card, and said library allows online access, and subscribes to the OED Online, you may be able to use your library card number to access the OED either through your library site or at oed.com directly. It works both ways with the Columbus (OH) public library, but I use oed.com because the proxy arrangement at the library blocks the very cool javascript cross-referencing features of the OED. The OED Historical Thesaurus (part of the package) is truly wonderful.

Maybe... (1)

doubleplusungodly (1929514) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616614)

IN a few years the contents of Urban Dictionary will be added to the Oxford English Dictionary as well.

Re:Maybe... (0)

wordsnyc (956034) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616646)

Jesus, I hope not. Urban Dictionary is a pile of steaming adolescent crap.

Missing entries (1)

Bing Tsher E (943915) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616618)

There are several important counterpoint definitions that need to be added. There are some common chat-room abbreviations:

AFK- 'away from keyboard'

BRB- 'be right back'

To these, need to be added:

AK- 'at keyboard'- this should be typed every ten seconds or so into the chat channel so EVERYBODY knows you are still there.

SRH- 'staying right here'- this, again, should be typed every ten seconds or so.

NFC- 'nobody f*cking cares'- the appropriate response when anybody types AFK or BRB.

This is important stuff and sets the proper tone in chat-room settings.

Re:Missing entries (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35616772)

SNCA

Re:Missing entries (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617380)

Don't forget FOAD.

Proper tone? (1)

formfeed (703859) | more than 3 years ago | (#35619760)

I don't think that sets the proper tone. For that one should add:

YMCAAA: 'You might come across as a'. As in: YMCAAA noob!
JAFOS: 'Just a figure of speech'. As in ROTFL! (JAFOS)
EMSOL: 'Excuse me Sir or Lady'. As in: EMSOL WTF?

Wikipedia admins taking over OED? (1)

charlesbakerharris (623282) | more than 3 years ago | (#35616754)

Was Ben Schumin behind this decision? Anyone know?

Could someone check... (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617036)

Does the OED include "OED"?

Things like this... (2)

Grapplebeam (1892878) | more than 3 years ago | (#35617398)

Make me REALLY hate time travellers.

First recorded use of "zomg poni3z" (1)

base_chakra (230686) | more than 3 years ago | (#35618216)

Northern Mesopotamia, 5,000 B.P.

Seriously? (1)

Spooky Action (2015322) | more than 3 years ago | (#35618708)

OMG OED, WTF? LOLZ! STFU & GTFO...YDTM (Your Dead To Me, while were just adding crap to the dictionary, why not just make up some new stuff to add)

We're entering into the dawn of the New Word Order (1)

Reed Solomon (897367) | more than 3 years ago | (#35618744)

'Dictionary compilers said that although the terms are associated with modern electronic communications, some are surprisingly old. The first confirmed use of "OMG" was in a letter in 1917. "Things people think are new words normally have a longer history," Graeme Diamond, the dictionary's principal editor for new words, said Friday.'"

Translation: "Harumph, whatever, people. You think we added it to our big book of words people say because people are saying them now? Hell no! Screw you and your new fangled computroid machines. We found some really sketchy old ass uses of the word to justify to ourselves that they're real words. As if we care about words people actually use. We're the Oxford dictionary, not freakin' Websters. Good day to you all" - "Golden" Graeme Diamond.

Who spells their name as Graeme? I'll tell you who. the principal editor of the Oxford fucking dictionary, that's who.

Re:We're entering into the dawn of the New Word Or (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35620608)

Who spells their name as Graeme? I'll tell you who. the principal editor of the Oxford fucking dictionary, that's who.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:PrefixIndex/Graeme

OED is dying on it's arse (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35620572)

Please stop posting stories about OED adding fashionable words. The OED is dying thanks to the internet. Every new issue they add some silly words then go and tell people in the media who can't be bothered to write proper stories and want some easy copy.

Dictionaries are in and of themselves wonderful things but this little dance is so tedious. They have been doing it for over a decade. Please stop playing along and then it will die a quiet death.

Re:OED is dying on it's arse (1)

magamiako1 (1026318) | more than 3 years ago | (#35621472)

Why should it die a quiet death? Why should it die at all? Dictionaries are extremely useful objects, in a way, a written history of words used in language so that we can teach others or so we may use them again. The very point of a dictionary will never go away, and it's needed.

Do you think it should die a death because of all of the "crazy stuff" they're adding? Back in Shakespeare's time, "luggage" wasn't even a word--yet we use it so frequently today that we assume it has always been proper English.

Let me put it this way. Since the beginning of its creation English has always been a sort of bastardized language which is why we borrowed so many words from other languages and called them our own. "Resume" "fiancee", etc.

I fail to see how the addition of "OMG" "WTF" "LOL" "LULZ" "GTFO" and the like to the Oxford Dictionary should make it lose any credibility and should make it "die a quiet death".

OMG abbreviation (1)

lsatenstein (949458) | more than 3 years ago | (#35621460)

Thinking of all the abbreviations that are in use. My favorite is CYA.

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