Facebook term "unfriend" added to New Oxford American dictionary


facebook-small-logo.pngIf you’ve ever suffered the crushing heartbreak of being cast asunder by an online pal, you’re probably pretty familiar with the term “unfriend”.

Well, it look as though even the internet-phobic are set to become accustomed to the phrase, as “unfriend” enters next year’s edition of the New Oxford American dictionary.

The term, which originated on social-networking sites such as Facebook beat “sexting”, “intexticated”, “netbook”, “funemployed”, “hashtag”, “paywall” and “greenstate” for the title of Word of the Year.

According to a senior lexicographer, the term has (we kid you not) “lex appeal”…

Via: Silicon Republic

Gerald Lynch
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