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Chillax, fussbudget: Oxford Dictionary adds 2,000 new English words

Chillax, fussbudget: Oxford Dictionary adds 2,000 new English words

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Read on, English aficionados. There are a few recent additions to your favorite dictionary. Photo by Ian Nicholson/AP

Have you and your matchy-matchy bromance ever headed to a tweetup, only to realize that sometimes, social media shindigs can be a real buzzkill?

So you told all the haters that you'd defriend them on the Interweb unless they stopped being such techie cheeseballs? Then you realized you were overthinking things? So you took a staycation and spent some private time in your LBD plowing through pounds of turducken?

That's right.

And if you kept up with that meandering line of drivel, the new Oxford Dictionary of English has been augmented with you in mind.

The third edition of the esteemed language lexicon was released late last week, and words you hoped would die a fiery death have automagically been made official.

You know what this means? The next time your spell check puts a squiggly red line under freemium, you can politely tell it to bugger off.

"The dictionary reflects the way the language has changed over the last few years," Catherine Soanes, head of online dictionaries at Oxford University Press, told Time. "We run the biggest language-research program in the world, with an online database of over 2 billion words."

Lest you begin catastrophizing about the fate of our mother tongue, take a chill pill and blame it all on Granddaddy Oxford for sanctioning its demise. Or would that be paving the way for linguistic progress?