The latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary
has been released. FYI
, the lexicon is being increasingly subordinated to the age of texting and Twitter with additions including OMG
, that's TMI
for the dictionary, which is a bit of a yuck factor
for all of those wags
wearing tinfoil hats
. Food items included are taquitos, banh mi, doughnut holes, and the schoolyard-famous five-second rule
(a notional rule which permits the retrieval and consumption of dropped food within the specified period of time).
One of the most interesting new entries is La-La Land
. The noun can "either refer to Los Angeles (in which case its etymology is influenced by the common initialism for that city), or to a state of being out of touch with reality--and sometimes to both simultaneously." Seems like the dictionary is trying to pick a fight. As the L.A. Times asks
, what is so out of touch about a city where Spiderman can get arrested on Hollywood Boulevard?