Phablet, selfie and twerk added to Oxford English Dictionary

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OXFORD, UK – If someone wants to show you the ‘selfie’ they took with their ‘phablet,’ would you know what they were talking about?

If not, you can now look it up in the Oxford English Dictionary.

Selfie, a noun, meaning a photograph that one has taken of oneself.

Phablet, a noun meaning a smartphone having a screen which is intermediate in size between that of a typical smartphone and a tablet computer.

In its quarterly update of current English, Oxford is also adding twerk, you know, that sexual dance that Miley Cyrus did on the VMA’s.

Along with srsly which is short for seriously. Emoji, a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication.

Vom, short for vomit. Apols, short for apologies. Derp, foolishness or stupidity.

There’s about 15 or 20 more ridiculous new age words.

For some reason, we now feel stupider instead of smarter.

So don’t be a derp while you’re taking a selfie on your phablet while you twerk. It makes us want to srsly vom. Apols for being so blunt, we’ll send you an emoji to make up for it.