The Oxford University Press, famous for both the Oxford English Dictionary and the slightly less well-known Oxford Dictionaries Online, has been busy lately adding lingo. According to a partial list of new words published by Quartz earlier today (warning: Miley Cyrus ahead), a few technology terms have made the jump from marketing faire to bona fide members of the English language.
Much to our very own James Pearce‘s delight, phablet is amongst the terms now listed in the Oxford Dictionary Online. Its official definition is…
phablet, n.: a smartphone having a screen which is intermediate in size between that of a typical smartphone and a tablet computer.
Other technological terms now listed include bitcoin, buzzworthy, BYOD, derp, geek chic, hackerspace, TL;DR, selfie, and srsly (yes, srsly) – so now your favourite internet-speak can now be said in normal conversation without fear of repercussion. Or something like that… Too see more, head over to the list.