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Merriam-Webster is finally putting into words what Otheists have known for years — the meaning of an aha moment!
Fifteen new words are being added to the dictionary for its 2012 edition and of course, they couldn’t leave out one of Oprah Winfrey’s signature phrases!!
Check out the EXCLUSIVE video (above) to hear its definition in O’s own words!
We are aha-orgasming EVERYWHERE!! LOLz!
Oprah, however, wasn’t the FIRST to use the phrase, surprisingly enough…back in
Big news for Jeremy Sisto and his wife Addie Lane.
The two are expecting their second child and Jeremy confirmed on The Talk that it's a boy!
The little guy, who is due in March, will join his big sister Charlie-Ballerina, 2 1/2.
Perhaps they'll use the dictionary again to name their second baby. And no, we're not kidding. Jeremy and Addie used the book to find their daughter's name. When Charlie was born, Jeremy said:
"I never really pictured myself having a family so it felt strange to name my child after anyone else alive. So my wife went through the dictionary, page by page, looking for words that weren’t normally names.
Ballerina, we liked it. But we saved her a little bit, we made it a hyphenated name … so she can go by Charlie … Chuck B. I’m hoping she goes for Chuck B."
Charlie-Ballerina is actually a pretty cute girl's name. We just can't wait to find out what they choose for their new little boy.
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The online edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has officially added OMG, LOL, and FYI to its pages.
Here's what the dictionary had to say about these additions:
"Of course in such a context initialisms are quicker to type than the full forms, and (in the case of text messages, or Twitter, for example) they help to say more in media where there is a limit to a number of characters one may use in a single message. OMG and LOL are found outside of electronic contexts, however - in print, and even in spoken use where there often seems to be a bit more than simple abbreviation going on."
And here's OED on uses of these "words," pre-Internet:
"OMG is from a personal letter from 1917; the letters LOL had a previous life, starting in 1960, denoting an elderly woman [as 'little old lady'] and the entry for FYI, for example, shows it originated in the language of memoranda in 1941."
More from OED's chief editor John Simpson:
"It is remarkable to see how much the environment has changed over the ten years since the OED first went online."
This is great news! You can say what you want about Internet lingo compromising the integrity of the English language…but there's no denying the fact that Scrabble just got a WHOLE lot easier!
Will U start using OMG, LOL, and FYI more, now that they're officially in the dictionary?
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Every woman's must-have, the little black dress, has finally been recognized by the publishers of the Oxford Dictionary.
The abbreviated version "LBD" has been added to the newest edition of the dictionary, officially making it a word.
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