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Words That Have Been Around Longer Than You Think

Words That Have Been Around Longer Than You Think

Dictionary.com offers eight words that are older than you think: OMG The first citation of OMG in the Oxford English Dictionary appears in a 1917 letter from the British admiral John Arbuthnot Fisher to Winston Churchill.He writes, “I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis — “O.M.G. (Oh! My God!) — “Shower…

New Words in the Dictionary

New Words in the Dictionary

New words added to dictionary.com: -cheat day:  a day in which a person goes off a dietary regimen -clicktivism: use of the internet to organize and promote political causes and movements, usually through social media postings, email campaigns and online petitions. -dabbing:  performing a dance move involving posing with one’s nose in the crook of…

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