Oxford Dictionary kills language by adding 'phablet' to its online dictionary

Plus selfie, unlike, supercut, srsly and emoji

So 'phablet' is a word now. Oxford Dictionaries Online has added the horrible phone-tablet portmanteau to its avant-garde internet-friendly lexicon.

That's no reason to start using it in everyday life though.

Other tech-inspired words that made the grade include selfie, srsly, emoji, hackerspace, FOMO, bitcoin and the embodiment of all that is wrong with the internet: TL;DR. Read the whole list here.

More blips!

Better than a selfie and never TL;DR-worthy, heeeeere's blips.



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