‘Mwahahaha,’ ‘Tweeps’ & ‘Lolz’ Added to Oxford Dictionaries Online

By Jason Boog Comment

The Oxford Dictionaries Online have added a long set of new words for August, supplementing our vocabularies with tech jargon and media-driven slang. Read the complete list of new words at this link.

This GalleyCat editor was especially pleased to see the word “mwahahaha” included, a classic exclamation from the 1980s that is “used to represent laughter, especially manic or cackling laughter such as that uttered by a villainous character in a cartoon or comic strip.” What’s your favorite word in the list?

Check it out: “The world of technology remains a major influence on the English language, with innovative advances reflected in new entries including ethical hacker, 3D printing, and e-learning. Social media also continues to shape language evolution: tweeps, video chat, lifecasting, and hat tip are among the latest words to make their Oxford Dictionary debut, while acronyms regularly used online (from lulz to OH and UX) have also been recognized.” (Via Mike Cane)