Sunday, March 27, 2011

MC2 Post 986 It Looks Like OED just added FYI, OMG and LOL to the Lofty Tome



It's official: OMG and LOL are no longer just time-saving shorthands. They're real English.

In a decision that may drive English teachers across the nation to despair, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the venerable last word on proper language, has embraced the tech world and added several abbreviations — or "initialisms" — to its new online edition.

Those include OMG (Oh my god), LOL (laughing out loud), TMI (too much information), FYI (for your information) and BFF (best friends forever).

Newly added to OED: FYI OMG and LOL.


Wingman's Side Tapping:  

"There is a Beautiful Chapter in James Gleick's "The Information A History, a Theory, a Flood",  about the historical background of  the OED."

The Book is my current Audible Read.

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