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'Bling-Bling' Makes New Oxford Dictionary

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  1. BobFinn*

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    'Bling-Bling' Makes New Oxford Dictionary

    LONDON (AP)--Khazi, minging, bling-bling?

    Not some crazy new dialect, but standard British vocabulary, according to the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, published Friday.

    The publishers said they have added almost 6,000 new words and phrases that reflect 21st century life, including the frowner's favorite, Botox, passion-enhancing drug Viagra and sambuca, the aniseed liqueur served with a flaming coffee bean.

    Among the 187,000 definitions in the latest edition, published by Oxford University Press, there is also bevvy--British slang for a beer; head-case, referring to a person who exhibits irrational behavior; and bling-bling, a reference to elaborate jewelry and clothing, and the appreciation of it.

    Half-inch, Cockney rhyming slang for pinch, or steal, also makes it into the dictionary this time around.

    Some of the new terms, including cut-and-paste, screensavers and search engines, reflect the growing influence of computers, while hands-free phones and phreaking, the expression for hacking into phone systems for free calls, acknowledge developments in telecommunications.

    Other corporate-speak considered established enough for inclusion in the dictionary includes dot-coms, or Internet companies, and blipverts, subliminal TV adverts of just a few seconds' duration.

    And J.R.R. Tolkien's fictional world in ``The Lord of the Rings'' is also recognized. Orcs are defined as ``members of an imaginary race of ugly, aggressive human-like creatures.'' The dictionary says the word probably comes from the Latin orcus meaning hell, or the Italian orco, meaning monster.

    Getting down to basics, the new dictionary now makes it all right to describe the khazi (toilet) as minging (disgusting).
     
  2. underoverup

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    I thought the "word" :rolleyes: Bling Bling came from the sound of multiple pieces of heavy expensive jewelery hitting together. Good jewelery makes a Bling Bling sound while cheap stuff goes Tink Tink. All I know for sure though is that is the worst "word" ever put in a dictionary. :D
     
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    What's next????

    They'll probably put an "a" in definitely. :rolleyes:
     
  5. francis 4 prez

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    or just completely get rid of "than" and add it's meaning onto "then" since everyonce seems to think that's the correct word now.

    that dog is bigger then that dog
    i'm better then him
    you're stupider then her

    it's than people. pretend it's still a word. i've seen it in comic strips, all over this board, and now apparently even bill simmons (aka the sports guy) thinks it's the correct word as he used it twice in his last article. how the hell does an editor miss that blatant of a grammatical error?

    now after that rant, some of those words are stupid. search engine, cut-and-paste? come on, putting words together to make phrases doesn't make those new words. but i guess it's their dictionary.
     
  6. Palmray

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    wow, kids with guns - great
     
  7. ima_drummer2k

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    Like I like hope that like they can like add like another like definition to like the work "like".

    That would be like so cool!
     
  8. brentdapmp

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    HOW SAD IS THIS. I GUESS THIS IS THE WORLD WE LIVE IN TODAY.

    I THOUGHT BLING-BLING REFERED TO THE LIGHT HITTING THE DIAMONDS.
     

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