The Oxford Dictionary has just made some epic additions to its word list. Manspreading, anyone?
‘Manspreading’, ‘awesomesauce’, ‘hangry’, ‘bruh’, ‘bants’, beer o’clock’ and ‘butt dial’ are all amongst the 1000 new words and phrases that have been added to online Oxford Dictionaries.
‘Fat-shame’ is also in there, along with ‘rando’, ‘cat cafe’ and the one we’ll no doubt enjoying using most, ‘wine ‘o clock.’
The editors brought about the changes to reflect the constantly evolving cultural, social and political norms, with new words added quarterly.
In case you didn’t know, ‘manspreading’ is when a guy sits with his legs SO far apart when on public transport that it’s near impossible to step over him. LOL.
It’s also pretty poignant that ‘fat-shame’ has made its way in there too, as it’s proof that this terrible trend is on the rise, and needs to stop.
But perhaps our favourite addition of all is the brand new term ‘Mx’.
With more people feeling confident to discuss being gender neutral, The Oxford Dictionary has listened up and responded by introducing a gender neutral form of Mr., Mrs., Ms., or Miss.
Editors say the new lexicon is intended to reflect ‘today’s more thoughtful conversations about gender identity.’
The definition reads: ‘Mx (noun): a title used before a person’s surname or full name by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender or by those who prefer not to identify themselves as male or female.’
Loving these new additions, OD…