The Oxford Dictionary attempts to keep up with the rapidly-changing pace of linguistic trends by frequently making updates to their lexicon. Latest additions include such everyday terms as fur baby, butthurt, brain fart and bitch face. Perhaps next year they can add variations to the last, like chronic bitch face and resting bitch face.
According to the OxfordWords blog, they’ve also added in the term manspreading:
You may remember mansplain from last year’s update. It’s now joined by the noun manspreading: ‘the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats’. If you’re a gentleman reading this on the bus … can we suggest you arrange your legs considerately?
Manic pixie dream girl is also part of the new collection—a term whose author officially apologized for its creation.
Other slang that made the cut include mic drop, fat-shame, hangry and beer o’clock. Cat people will be pleased with their inclusion of one very important modern wonder: the cat cafe.
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