“Squee,” “guac” and “babymoon” all made the cut too, along with some, um, lesser-known newbies like “dappy” and “grats.”
There’s no firm agreement on how many words are in the English language, but it’s easily hundreds of thousands, of which we regularly use a small percentage.
This week’s big confab at the United Nations brought translation of their remarks into a brief spotlight, but a professional interpreter says we ought to pay attention all the time.
While it might seem that a good vocabulary is being left behind in the world of text messages, it’s still a valuable skill. Word Dynamo is a fun way to beef up your library of terms.