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OMG! Online abbreviations make Oxford English Dictionary

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how about 'stfu' or 'tl;dr'

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WTF!

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"muffin top"? This is a worthy entry in a respectable dictionary?

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LOL does not mean "laughing out loud," it means "Lord, oh, Lord!"

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"OMG"

Janice, of Friends, said this best.

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SFW.

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TYVM. I heart that, wtb OED now!

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LOL - the number of times you use it is inversely proportional to intelligence.

Even worse is lolz. Abbreviations for plebians.

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Is DVDA included?

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"LOL - the number of times you use it is inversely proportional to intelligence"

Well, I guess me and millions of others have to stop using it, then, lol.

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Sarge - seriously, you might want to consider it. It's the typed equivalent of grabbing someone's shirt sleeve and and begging "Huh? HUH?" Each time one makes an even vaguely humorous quip.

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Ivan - I had to look up DVDA. I'm sorry I did. I can only hope that won't be included, lol.

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These are not abbreviations. These are acronyms.

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When are they going to put the Australian word "bludger", "to bludge" in there??

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Ridiculous. What they need to do is publish "Oxford English Dictionary: The Slang and Semi-Useful Abbreviations Edition" and be done with it.

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I think the people who produce this dictionary have lost their marbles. These are not words, and never will be. Mostly, they are American slang, and acronyms. They have no place in any proper English dictionary.

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I'm sorry realist - but a good 10-20 percent of what you find in an Oxford dictionary is already American in origin. How about "O.K."? Would you ditch that from the Oxford book as well, on account of it being American-derived slang? All languages are evolving - quite quickly in the case of cyber-slang! Many I still don't know...

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BTW - I'm glad "flat-white" gets a start - you non-Antipodeans can now order one when you come down under!

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