17
Nov
09

Dictionary word of the year: ‘Unfriend’

It’s prone to cause drama in the online world.

And, according to the New Oxford American Dictionary, it’s the word of the year.

“Unfriend” beat out a tech-heavy field that included “netbook,” “hashtag” and “sexting” to take the annual honor.

Oxford defines “unfriend,” a verb, thusly: “To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook.”

A hashtag is the symbol (#) used on Twitter posts to allow them to be found more easily by other users, a netbook is a small portable laptop, and “sexting” is the act of sending sexually explicit texts or photos on a mobile phone.

Read Full Article via CNN

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