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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:42 pm 
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http://qz.com/119200/oxford-dictionary- ... ocabulary/

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I thought wearing denim on top and on bottom was called a cowboy's tuxedo.


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 Post subject: Re: I hate the internet. (new words edition)
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My favorite is omnishambles, n. (informal): a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations.

It's perfect for where I work

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squee! finally.

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I often use 'food baby'. I even name my food babies, according to what I ate to create said baby.

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Butternut wrote:
I thought wearing denim on top and on bottom was called a cowboy's tuxedo.


Ha, I've heard it referred to as a "Canadian tuxedo."

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Poor blondie. It's been around forever and is just now getting recognition. And having to share it with the upstart cake pop.


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I have never heard of twerking before this week and now the dang word won't go away!


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Pear cider? Isn't that perry?


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I was saying chandelier earrings in the eighties! Oxford finally has caught up with me!

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I was saying chandelier earrings in the eighties! Oxford finally has caught up with me!

That's what I was gonna say! We wore 'em and called them that when I was in high school. Geez, Oxford.

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Pear cider? Isn't that perry?


Yes it is. I have a theory that manufacturers were desperate to get away from the image Babycham created for perry though.

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 Post subject: Re: I hate the internet. (new words edition)
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I was saying chandelier earrings in the eighties! Oxford finally has caught up with me!


And I had pixie cut in the 70s.

I have a cookbook from the 80s that has a blondie recipe. At home we called them butterscotch brownies.


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 Post subject: Re: I hate the internet. (new words edition)
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Until this past week, I thought 'twerking' was something rather different...

Omnishambles! Hooray! One of Malcolm from 'The Thick of It's best outbursts (and OED's word of the year last year, if I remember correctly)

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I honestly had no idea that "blondie" wasn't already in the dictionary.

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Didn't Mia Farrow and Twiggy have pixie cuts back in the day? This is really late in coming to the dictionary. In the late 70s I had a cut called the Dorothy Hamill(sp?), after the figure skater, more of a bowl cut really.

I've never had a blondie, now that I know it's just a butterscotch brownie, I really want one.

I had not heard of twerking before Monday either - they described it on the news differently......so now I'm confused, but then again I don't really give a shiitake.

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 Post subject: Re: I hate the internet. (new words edition)
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I really love 'omnishambles' a lot!! And the little linguistics fan in me is giddy over most of the neologisms here, but 'phablet' and 'pear cider' upset me. Perry! Is a thing! That has existed this whole time! Not to mention that I have seen 'pear cider' used to describe (apple) cider flavoured with pears - so if I'm drinking something just called 'pear cider,' is it a drink made from pears or with pears?

I may be getting a little worked up over this, haha...


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 Post subject: Re: I hate the internet. (new words edition)
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Let this be a reminder to you all that dictionaries follow the language. Of course blondies have existed for a long time, the word and the thing. (My browser underlines "blondie," telling me it's not a word.) Likewise for plenty of other things on that list. You know who owns the language?
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We do, us language users. Not dictionaries.

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I think words should be in use at least 50 years prior to entering the dictionary... or something.

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 Post subject: Re: I hate the internet. (new words edition)
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xGreenling wrote:
I really love 'omnishambles' a lot!! And the little linguistics fan in me is giddy over most of the neologisms here, but 'phablet' and 'pear cider' upset me. Perry! Is a thing! That has existed this whole time! Not to mention that I have seen 'pear cider' used to describe (apple) cider flavoured with pears - so if I'm drinking something just called 'pear cider,' is it a drink made from pears or with pears?

I may be getting a little worked up over this, haha...

My understanding is that Perry is made with a particular type of pear. I would think if you're drinking pear cider, it's cider made from pears (just not Perry pears unless it's called Perry).

A lot of these are just phrases from two existing words. Do we really need to give those a separate definition to the individual words that make them? Also, I've been making blondies for 25 years, so the Oxford Online Dictionary can get bent.

But yeah, I like omnishambles. Great for when you want to say caramel cluster but can't/shouldn't swear.

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 Post subject: Re: I hate the internet. (new words edition)
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Oh, omnishambles is definitely going to get a lot of use around my office.

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I'll happily add my voice to those celebrating the arrival of 'omnishambles' to the OED, but as I've stated before elsewhere, the phrase 'girl crush' can go get to fork.

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I had to facepalm at using a picture of Miley for twerking.

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