28 August 2013 - 10:11am | posted by | 1 comment

Omnishambles, selfie, twerk and digital detox make it into Oxford Dictionary

Omnishambles, selfie, twerk and digital detox make it into Oxford Dictionary Omnishambles, selfie, twerk and digital detox make it into Oxford

Omnishambles, first uttered by The Thick of It’s Malcolm Tucker (aka Peter Capaldi) during one of his foul-mouthed rants, has been added to the Oxford Dictionaries online alongside other words like twerk, selfie, unlike, phablet and digital detox.

Defined as "a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations," Omnishambles was voted the word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary last year.

Twerk has been defined as a verb meaning to "dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance." For further clarification The Drum suggests you check out Miley Cyrus' VMAs performance.

Others to make it include: TL:DR, explained as “too long, didn't read: used as a dismissive response to a lengthy online post, or to introduce a summary of a lengthy post”, food-baby, double-denim, and Fomo (fear of missing out).

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28 Aug 2013 - 15:17
Ciaran Watkins's picture

The Oxford Dictionary is an Omnishambles. Twerk? Fomo? TL:DR? Really?

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