For years, the OED went at least somewhat dignified with their new “words of the year” selections. In 2014 they selected “vape”; in 2013 it was “selfie”—two words we’d all dutifully added to our daily lives. But times are hard. So hard that the Dictionary’s celebrated addition this year is just... a picture.
The penultimate authority of the English language (Urban Dictionary will always be number one) has spoken! Let it be known henceforth that in this 2013th year in the Gregorian calendar, the global zeitgeist was encapsulated in the word "selfie." Pretty much exactly what one would expect a team of ivory tower…
Fiona McPherson, a Senior Editor at Oxford Dictionaries, revealed some of the words that lexicographers are currently eyeing for inclusion in future versions of the dictionary. Hatewatch your bacne. (That wasn't an excellent example of using words in a sentence; please disregard.)
Now look what we've gone and done. This is why we can't have nice things: The Oxford Dictionary has just inducted a slew of new words into their holy pages, and out of the 400 hundred new additions, a handful of them were in sound smack-my-head territory.