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    Lost for words ? fuhgeddaboudit cunning linguists only

    Moobs, gender-fluid and yolo are among more than 1,000 words and terms recently added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

    Moobs, a term for unusually prominent breasts on a man; gender-fluid, describing a person who does not identify with a single fixed gender; and yolo, the acronym for the phrase “you only live once”, made the cut in the OED’s quarterly update.

    Food-related terms including chefdom and cheeseball will appear in the new edition alongside yogalates, the combination of yoga and pilates, and Westminster bubble, an insular community of politicians.

    To celebrate the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, the OED is also publishing new and revised entries for words the author used in his writing, including Oompa Loompa, scrumdiddlyumptious and human bean.

    Michael Proffitt, chief editor of the OED, said: “The inclusion in OED of a number of words coined by or associated with Roald Dahl reflects both his influence as an author and his vivid and distinctive style. For many children Roald Dahl’s work is not only one of their first experiences of reading, but also their earliest exposure to the creative power of language.”

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    Moobs – a contraction of the expression man boobs – first appeared in the young adult novel The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants in 2001. Gender-fluid was first recorded in 1987.

    Other interesting additions include fuhgeddaboudit, a US colloquialism reflecting an attempted New York or New Jersey pronunciation of the phrase “forget about it”.

    The OED describes itself as “an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 829,000 words, senses, and compounds – past and present – from across the English-speaking world”.

    There have to be several independent examples of a word being used, as well as evidence it has been used for a reasonable amount of time, before it can be included.
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    gender-fluid
    well, you learn something new every day.

    i always thought it was the post coital rectal seepage that afflicts those who find themselves at the business end of a pre-op ladyboy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    fuhgeddaboudit, a US colloquialism reflecting an attempted New York or New Jersey pronunciation of the phrase “forget about it”.
    That's just silly to make that a word. It's simply lazy linking.
    Midaswell add fukdifino and fukyu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    fukdifino and fukyu
    You will find those in the Nihongo jisho (日本語辞書 "Japanese language dictionary")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    fuhgeddaboudit, a US colloquialism reflecting an attempted New York or New Jersey pronunciation of the phrase “forget about it”.
    That's just silly to make that a word. It's simply lazy linking.
    Midaswell add fukdifino and fukyu.
    Or you can jusforgerabourit and talk proper like that which what I does.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    fukdifino and fukyu
    You will find those in the Nihongo jisho (日本語辞書 "Japanese language dictionary")
    Fukyuu
    腐朽
    Rot

    Slagroom and Slutspurt sounds good.
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    Moobs eh? Seems the Oxford English Dictionary people have been lurking on teakdoor.
    What about BLURTER? Is that in there yet?

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    I copied one of your pictures for the illiterate version.

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