"OMG" and "LOL" enter The Oxford English Dictionary

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Re: "OMG" and "LOL" enter The Oxford English Dictionary

Postby AF Lover » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:41 am

I guess that could be a good thing. What if someone thinks LOL is slang for lollipops? :)

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Re: "OMG" and "LOL" enter The Oxford English Dictionary

Postby FadingLight » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:46 pm

I think it's a good thing. I mean, the dictionary's to tell you what things mean, not whether or not you should use them in your homework, or whether or not they're silly. There are probably plenty of other words you shouldn't use in your homework that are in the dictionary. Also, on encouraging "gradual illiteracy"—language changes, and it would be nice to understand, and so many people use those abbreviations anyways, so what difference does putting them in the dictionary make? It won't hurt anyone to put OMG and LOL in the dictionary, and it'll probably help some confused person who's just gotten a text message that has them in abundance.

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Re: "OMG" and "LOL" enter The Oxford English Dictionary

Postby Athena32 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:01 pm

I voted no, because I really don't like it when kids use text language, especially while talking. I feel like if they want to have a conversation, they may as well talk in complete sentences. To me, saying BRB while talking to someone is the same thing as saying "be right back". They both have the same number of syllables. I also feel like if a kid talks and writes in text language, they will have to reset themselves when they get a job. A lawyer can't send LOL texts/emails to clients!
Putting text language in the dictionary is officially making it a word, where it is truly just a abbreviation.
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