Lolcat and xlnt added to Oxford Dictionary

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Lolcat, duck face and mahoosive are among 1,000 new words that have been added to Oxford Dictionaries online.

The website keeps a record of current and modern English words, and is often updated with new ones.

Here is a list of some of the newly added words and their meanings:

cool beans – used to express approval or delight
duck face -an exaggerated pouting expression in which the lips are thrust outwards, typically made by a person posing for a photograph
IDC – I don’t care
jel – jealous
lolcat – a photograph of a cat accompanied by a humorous caption written typically in a misspelled and grammatically incorrect version of English
mahoosive – exceptionally big; huge
simples – used to convey that something is very straightforward
the ant’s pants – an outstandingly good person or thing
xlnt – excellent

The words are not being added to the Oxford English Dictionary, which is a historical record.

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  1. they are used for copyright reasons. If those words are in another dictionary, they know they just copied it

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