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Oxford Dictionary Adds ‘Jorts,’ ‘Twerk,’ ‘Selfie’ and More

The Oxford Dictionaries Online — the rad, sunglass-wearing bro of the Oxford English Dictionary — has added a bunch of words that are guaranteed to frustrate some people.

Here’s a brief look at some words that were added:

  • Twerk
  • Derp
  • Food Baby
  • Jorts
  • Squee
  • Buzzworthy
  • Bitcoin
  • Vom
  • Srsly
  • Emoji

Most of those are ridiculous and will likely be forgotten soon, so don’t get worked up about it. And hey, why not congratulate your uncle? You know, the one that lives in the van by the river? He’ll be happy that the jorts he’s been rocking since the late 80s are finally getting some recognition.

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