Monday, 29 August 2011

New additions in the dictionary

MANY words used for texting have now been included in the dictionary.

The newest edition of the Chambers Dictionary lists acronyms like ‘OMG’, which is short for ‘oh my God.’

Also to be found in the dictionary is ‘BFF,’ meaning ‘best friend forever’.

Many of the new words have come from the internet, and others come from text speak, street slang and rap music.

Those people buying the new edition will also see ‘skank’ – the word to describe a loose woman.

Terms taken from Facebook find there way into the dictionary too and these are ‘unfriend’ and ‘defriend.’

Some traditionalists may not like the inclusion of some of these words in the English Language.

Meanwhile at the time of writing The US Open schedule does not look like being badly affected by Hurricane Irene.

The tournament will last for the next two weeks and is the final tennis major of the year.

It is played at Flushing Meadows and Great Britain’s Andy Murray will be seeded four.

Fred Perry was the last British player to win the tournament in 1936.

Last year’s winner of the men’s championship was Rafael Nadal. He beat Novak Djokovic in the final 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

This year Novak Djokovic is seeded one, while Caroline Wozniacki is seeded one out of the women.

Andy Murray faces Somdev Devvarman in the first round.

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