"LOL" and "Muffin Top" Now Officially Words?

2716701 "LOL" and "Muffin Top" Now Officially Words?

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The world is finally coming to an end. The Oxford English dictionary will insure children for years to come can get away without using complete words.

Such overused text phrases such as “LOL”, “OMG”, and “FYI” have been added to the dictionary. We also see the inclusion of pop culture terms like “muffin top”, “wags”, and “yuck factor”. Anyone else find it ironic that English dictionary is actually ruining the English language? Here is a summary of all the additions:

Lashed – (adj) drunk, intoxicated.
Scrunchy – (adj) of a wrinkled or ruffled appearance
State-run – (adj) operated or managed by the government of a country
Tragic – (noun) a boring or socially inept person, especially a person who pursues a solitary interest with obsessive dedication
Tinfoil hat – (noun) used with allusion to the belief that such a hat made of metal foil will protect the wearer from mind control or surveillance
Storming – (adj) great, excellent, marvellous
Tasty – (adj) violent, good at fighting
Wags – (noun, plural) wives and girlfriends of a group of professional football players, typically characterised as having a high media profile and a glamorous or extravagant lifestyle; (in extended use) the wives and girlfriends of any group of men, esp. celebrities or sportsmen. Also in singular.
Yuck Factor – (noun) a feeling of horror, revulsion, or disgust generated by an idea, action or situation.
Muffin Top – (noun) refers, denoting in its first sense the top portion of such a muffin, or sometimes a muffin cooked in a special shallow tin so that it consists exclusively of this top part, without the soggy bottom whose relative undesirability once inspired an episode of Seinfeld.


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