New Words Added to the Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary adds new words and phrases every year, much to the chagrin of Word Nerds everywhere. This year, though, I have to agree with the addition of some of these words. Check 'em out:
1. awesomesauce. "extremely good, excellent."
2. beer o'clock. "an appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer."
3. brain fart. "a temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly."
4. butt dial. "to inadvertently call someone on a mobile phone in one's rear trouser pocket."
5. butthurt. "Overly or unjustifiably offended or resentful."
6. fatberg. "A very large mass of solid waste in a sewerage system, consisting especially of congealed fat." (WHAT THE WHAT??? I've never heard this term, nor thought there was any need for it).
7. fat-shame. "To cause someone judged to be fat or overweight to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size."
8. hangry. "Bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger."
9. MacGyver. "Make or repair an object in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand."
10. manic pixie dream girl. "Especially in film, a type of female character depicted as vivacious and appealing quirky, whose main purpose is to inspire a greater appreciation for life in a male protagonist." (Really? You can't just say "ingenue" anymore?")
11. mic drop. "An instance of deliberately dropping or tossing aside one's microphone at the end of a performance or speech one considers to have been particularly impressive."
12. weak sauce. "Something that is of a poor or disappointing standard or quality."