OMG, LOL new words.

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Apr 15, 2011

OMG, LOL new words. by Arithmatics at 8:56 PM (3,658 Views / 0 Likes) 25 replies

  1. Arithmatics
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    Member Arithmatics I'll be holding on to you. ;}

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    For the March 2011 release of OED Online, we have selected for publication a number of noteworthy initialisms—abbreviations consisting of the initial letters of a name or expression. Some of these -snip- are strongly associated with the language of electronic communications (email, texting, social networks, blogs, and so on). They join other entries of this sort: IMHO (‘in my humble opinion’) [IMHO at I n./1], TMI (‘too much information’) [TMI at T n.], and BFF (‘best friends forever’) [BFF at B n.], among others.

    -Oxford English Dictionary[/p]

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    Wassup? IMHO, I guess now my boss won't have a reason to OMG when I clock in late. I'll LOL at that fact. Since I don't wanna give TMI on why I was awake all night talking to my BFF.

    For a full list of "new" words, Check the source.
    Late news but no one submitted it yet. [​IMG]
     


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    I thought it was Webster, not Oxford. o__o

    Weird.
     
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    Member Arithmatics I'll be holding on to you. ;}

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    In the new word world. Dat some srs bzns
     
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    Old news but still interesting regardless.

    IMHO, OMG and BFI shouldn't be words.
    TMI?
     
  6. Arithmatics
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    I thought they'd take in TMTH (too much to handle) but they got Too much information instead. But I myself never realised or knew about tmi being used.
     
  7. _Chaz_

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    This is stupid.

    This just gives people more of an excuse to use these abbreviations in real life, which I am not okay with.
     
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    Look at the bright side, a girl saying IMHO in real life [​IMG]
     
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    And the retardation of humanity continues...
     
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    Welcome to the Age of Idiocy.
     
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    I heard this and was like
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    They are not words and should not be added as words. Next they will start adding "y" "r" "2" and "U" as words [​IMG]
     
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    /rant.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to continue work on my novel, in the hope that it in some way contributes to the integrity of the written word instead of raping it like news like this.
     
  13. Sop

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    My friend uses these words IRL it's soooooooooo annoying.
     
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    lulz.. IMHO i always that that meant "In my honest opinion." xD
     
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    ..........Fuck.
    I always criticise people when they use abbreviations (in speech), and now they have an excuse for it!
    Who's idea was it to make them into official words?
     
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    I've read these weeks ago, and I don't like the idea of it. [​IMG]
     
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    what ?
    these aren't even words , they're abbreviations .
    which were only discovered in the internet .

    this is a pain , it's bad enough i've seen people on television use words like Noob and Owned but now they're actually making them official . ugh . . . this is stupid .
     
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    NEVER heard TMI before.
     
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    Points to the movie "Idiocracy" cause at this rate its were we are headed...
     
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