New Words

The New Oxford American Dictionary recently released its 2010 words, some of which include:

BFF: a girl's best friend
Gal pal: a female friend
Hockey mom: a mother who devotes a great deal of time and effort to supporting her children's participation in ice hockey
Hater: a person who greatly dislikes a specified person or thing
Lipstick lesbian: a lesbian who favors a glamorous, traditionally feminine style
Tramp stamp: a tattoo on a woman's lower back
Unfriend: to remove from a list of friends or contacts on a social networking site
TTYL: talk to you later

A few others: bromance, webisode, staycation, megachurch, all of which get flagged by my version of Word as incorrectly spelled.

A few more new words that are actually two-word combinations used together as one word: wardrobe malfunction, credit crunch, exit strategy.

Language is not static; it evolves, so some of this should come as no surprise. Reading this did not make me LMAO but it is still amusing, isn’t it?

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