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Now in Oxford Dictionaries: 'Amazeballs,' 'YOLO,' 'Cray'

Oxford Dictionaries, which focuses on current English, adds words this week

(Newser) - Bro, ICYMI, you should totally live-tweet this hyperconnected hot mess of a listicle. It's cray amazeballs. It's so adorbs I want to do an air punch. Don't have any idea what any of this means? Check out the latest edition of Oxford Dictionaries, which—unlike its more... More »

Stop Saying 'Hashtag' Right Now

Twitter-inspired descriptor just sounds awkward

(Newser) - The hashtag (#) has made its way from Twitter into normal speech, and it just doesn't sound cool, writes Eric Mack at CNET . Example: The "Twitter-dicted" say things like, "Hashtag are you kidding me?" Sure, sometimes you have an observation that begs to be tweeted, but "... More »

Guys, Steer Clear of These Absurd Trends

Male UGGs, hipster beards, Ed Hardy make the list

(Newser) - You’ve probably already broken half of your New Year’s resolutions, but there’s still hope for you, young man, in this decade—if you follow StreetLevel ’s list of dumbass trends to avoid:
  • Men wearing UGGs: The boots’ “gaudiness will never look anything but inappropriate on
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