LOL, OMG and FYI Officially Made it to Oxford Dictionary

by on April 3rd, 2011

LOL, OMG and FYI have been included officially in the Oxford English Dictionary. These are strongly associated with the language of electronic communications such as email, texting, social networks, blogs, and so on. For the March 2011 release of Oxford English Dictionary Online, they have selected for publication a number of noteworthy initialisms. Abbreviations consisting of the initial letters of a name or expression. Some of these are:

OMG [OMG int. (and n.) and adj.]: ‘Oh my God’ (or sometimes ‘gosh’, ‘goodness’, etc.)
LOL [LOL int. and n./2]: ‘laughing out loud’

Some of you would say that these aren’t even words but with OED, now these have become words. Similarly the following words have been added in Oxford Dictionary.:

IMHO (‘in my humble opinion’) [IMHO at I n./1]
TMI (‘too much information’) [TMI at T n.]
BFF (‘best friends forever’) [BFF at B n.]

Guess what? Internet, computers, social networks are even affecting our literature and what we learn at school/college.


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