Oxford adds 43 "Slang" words to the Dictionary

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Post by lpool1996moh on Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:02 pm

this sums it all up (From IGN)

 Oxford also added the word derp, and somehow added its full pronunciation, herp derp, to the definition without even one hint of irony.




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Post by DP on Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:33 pm

This happens all the time lol.
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Post by lpool1996moh on Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:42 pm

Not like this. Its normally pulled from literature and the like. Slang is often purposefully excluded from the dictionary
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Post by DP on Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:58 am

I can thinokof several examples of pure slang.
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Post by Piratemankelly on Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:49 pm

I remember in like 2nd grade when "ain't" was added. 

Those teachers that kept saying "ain't ain't a word" and thought they were so clever had to hang their heads in shame.
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Post by Thirty3Three on Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:30 pm

Piratemankelly wrote:I remember in like 2nd grade when "ain't" was added. 

Those teachers that kept saying "ain't ain't a word" and thought they were so clever had to hang their heads in shame.
Dont care what the dictionary says. "A'int" is improper. c;

Well then again, much of what we say in today's world isn't proper grammar For instance;

One should not say, "35 words or less" whilst referring to an instruction on a paper; It should actually be, "35 words or fewer".

And instead of saying, "who are you speaking to?" It would be, "To whom are you speaking?"


Yeah, most English-speakers can't even speak correctly.
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Post by Count Mario on Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:45 pm

Triple Three is a grammar nazi? You learn something new every day, I suppose... what
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Post by Thirty3Three on Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:23 am

Count Mario wrote:Triple Three is a grammar nazi? You learn something new every day, I suppose... what
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Post by DP on Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:41 am

Grammar doesn't exist in the colloquial world. Especially now that the internet exists, but that idea has always been true. Some of the best Latin works of all time we're improper in some way. Hell, Inferno was so improper that it made a goddamn language!
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Post by Real_Radec13 on Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:45 am

I love slang. That's all I have to say
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Post by BigBox on Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:08 am

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Post by Thirty3Three on Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:55 pm

DP wrote:Grammar doesn't exist in the colloquial world. Especially now that the internet exists, but that idea has always been true. Some of the best Latin works of all time we're improper in some way. Hell, Inferno was so improper that it made a goddamn language!
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Post by DP on Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:44 pm

It's true. You can say it's not but look at America, and the world in general. Slang has destroyed our languages and colloquial speak has fucked our grammar to the point where we're close to having to revamp our whole idea of "proper" grammar. The only exempt languages are the dead ones.
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Post by Thirty3Three on Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:15 pm

DP wrote:It's true. You can say it's not but look at America, and the world in general. Slang has destroyed our languages and colloquial speak has fucked our grammar to the point where we're close to having to revamp our whole idea of "proper" grammar. The only exempt languages are the dead ones.
But much of our English spoken in today's world (Especially in America and India) is still accurate. Other nations use slang more-so than others. For instance, the English in Britain will use irregular speech, most of the time. 

But correct grammar is very-much still around.
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Post by Pyro-Hem on Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:27 pm

Thirty3Three wrote:But much of our English spoken in today's world (Especially in America and India) is still accurate. 
Have you been living in America lately? derp
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Post by DP on Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:55 pm

You are idealizing way too much. I hear everybody from newscasters to teachers to the fucking President mess up simple grammar rules, not to mention the oft-forgotten ones. Hell, I'd argue that grammar NEVER existed in the good ol' Language of Exceptions. The most obvious example is the famous "i before e" rule, which is accurate in only around 30 words compared to hundreds that break it. From childhood, we have all been taught incorrect grammar and conventions; the internet and the mass-spreading of slang hasn't helped make us any better at it either!
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Post by BigBox on Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:25 pm


DP wrote:You are idealizing way too much. I hear everybody from newscasters to teachers to the fucking President mess up simple grammar rules, not to mention the oft-forgotten ones. Hell, I'd argue that grammar NEVER existed in the good ol' Language of Exceptions. The most obvious example is the famous "i before e" rule, which is accurate in only around 30 words compared to hundreds that break it. From childhood, we have all been taught incorrect grammar and conventions; the internet and the mass-spreading of slang hasn't helped make us any better at it either!
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Post by Count Mario on Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:25 pm

...I'm still good at placing commas.

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Post by DP on Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:58 pm

I was only off by 14. Not too bad!
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