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7/26/2010

New Words from Oxford Dictionary 2009

unfriend – verb – To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook.

hashtag – a # [hash] sign added to a word or phrase that enables Twitter users to search for tweets (postings on the Twitter site) that contain similarly tagged items and view thematic sets

intexticated – distracted because texting on a cellphone while driving a vehicle

netbook – a small, very portable laptop computer with limited memory

paywall – a way of blocking access to a part of a website which is only available to paying subscribers

sexting – the sending of sexually explicit texts and pictures by cellphone

deleb – a dead celebrity

other words are in the website

Ref: http://blog.oup.com/2009/11/unfriend/

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