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Oxford Dictionary adds new words ‘ROFL’ and ‘Scooby Snacks

ROTL
Popular abbreviation ROTL (rolling on the floor laughing) have officially been added Oxford English Dictionary.

The latest update to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) includes a few words you’d never think the dictionary would want to define and a few that it seems should’ve been defined long ago.

For instance, the Internet-speak additions include ROFL (‘rolling on the floor laughing’) and tl;dr (‘too long; didn’t read’). According to the OED editors, the latter term was first used in 2002 ‘when it formed the entirety of a crushing response to another Usenet user’s thoughts on the computer game Metroid Prime’.


There’s also ‘listicle,’ defined as a ‘(usually depreciative) term applied to an article in a newspaper, magazine, or especially on a website, presented wholly or partly in the form of a list, and first recorded in 2007 (And we don’t know anything about it).

Another surprising addition: They’ve decided to add ‘Scooby Snack’.

Scooby Snack
The word was originally derived from popular cartoon series, Scooby Doo.

Scooby Snack

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