Oxford has just announced its newest words and crowd- surfing, doobie and labradoodle a cross between a labrador and a poodle have finally made the list.
Jesse Sheidlower, the OEDs Editor at Large, says his wordsmiths use various criteria to determine if a word is merely slang, including its age and how widely it is used.
That means truthiness which was selected as 2005s top new word by the American Dialect Society may have an unspeakably long wait before it gets into the dictionary.
Sheidlower says thats because usage of the word which was coined by the Comedy Central's The Colbert Report is limited and not entirely representative of the way the [show] uses it.
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