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FOMO, TMI and ICYMI have made it into the dictionary

Engadget Engadget 22/04/2016 Nick Summers
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Merriam-Webster updated the "unabridged" version of its comprehensive dictionary this week, giving a nod of approval to a whole host of slang, technology and internet culture terminology. Some of the highlights include Bitcoin, dox and nomophobia (the fear of being without a working mobile phone). A slew of acroynms seeped in too, including FOMO (fear of missing out), TMI (too much information), and -- most importantly to Engadget -- ICYMI (in case you missed it). You might scoff at the idea that these words have gained "official" recognition, but it's merely a reflection of the language we're now using to communicate with one another.

It's not like "YOLO" and "totes amazeballs" haven't been added already. Oxford Dictionaries even chose an emoji as its Word of the Year last November. That's right. An emoji.


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