Dictionary update

Language evolves and as new things come about, new words come out too.

These words, among a couple others, have achieved enough currency in English to be added to the latest (2011) printing of the dictionary.

  • Beer pong: a game in which a set of beer-containing cups is placed at two ends of a table and in which a player scores by bouncing or tossing a Ping-Pong ball into an opponents cup from which the opponent then as to drink the beer.
  • Bromance: a close nonsexual friendship between men.
  • Parkour: the sport of tranversing environmental obstacles by running, climing or leaping rapidly and efficiently.
  • X factor: a circumstance, quality, or person that has a strong unpredictable future

From left to right: beer pong, bromance, parkour, X factor.

Other words are: biowaste, crowdsourcing, cube farm, cyberbullying, duathion, eco-friendly, elliptical trainer, factory farm, fist bump, gap year, honor killing, hypermilling, Kobe beef, microblogging, mojito, netbook, oracy, pixelated, robocall, skeevy, smartphone, social media, swine flu, text message, tweet, viral marketing.

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