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Oxford Dictionaries: 'Selfie' is word of the year

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"Previous words of the year have included “unfriend” in 2009"

Unfriend, eh?

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Unfriend, selfie, what a sad world we live in.

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Also making the shortlist was “binge-watch,” a verb that describes watching many episodes of a TV show in rapid succession.

Thanks to Netflix, I've done more than my share of this.

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Glad to see the English language is evolving and not devolving... oh wait. I can see them adding it to the dictionary due to the sheer usage of it, but "Word of the Year"?

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Michelle Obama shared one with her “first dog”

I don't want buy their dictionary for just one word. What is a "first dog" ? A hot dog made with organic sausage ?

Unfriend, eh?

When you fall in unlove.

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... whichever as coined by a fellow Aussie! :)

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"Previous words of the year have included “unfriend” in 2009".

Yeah...but only by the New Oxford American dictionary. Doesn't count.

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I don't want buy their dictionary for just one word. What is a "first dog" ? A hot dog made with organic sausage ?

Not sure if you're being facetious, but anything related to the family currently living in a country's executive mansion is "First ____": First Family; First Lady; First Daughter(s), First Son(s); First Dog. Yes, even the younger sibling can be a "First Daughter/Son". (I didn't say it made sense, just saying the way it is) In the U.S. there is currently a "First Mother-in-Law" because Michelle Obama's mother is living on the premises.

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Fadamor, yes I was sarcastic. First lady in 1850, OK, that was the patriarcal mentality of the time. In 2013, that's becoming pathetic. I mean, if a married woman or gay man were to be president, we'd have a "first gent" touring the TV shows and giving recipes of kid food ? The rest of a politician's family, I don't even know why we should ever see them in media. Now, the dog, I had not encountered the neologism "first dog", and that's getting ridiculous. It seems it's not any dog, it's from a famous pedigree. So, maybe "Bo Kennedy Obama" is already on the short list for future nomination as Ambassador in China.

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