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

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

Postby Kitsy » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:32 pm

Arty, you're a dick. Stop being so elitist, just because you can't seem to comprehend the language that "young people" use today. Just because something is unorthodox, doesn't make it bad or stupid. And how is every day English "intellectual English"? There is no link between intelligence and slang - people at university use slang all the time, people who are studying at Oxbridge use slang. You're equating slang with stupid and, to be blunt, working class people. And do you want to know why you're doing this? Because you're an idiot, and you should fine another forum to terrorise.

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

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

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

Postby Arty1995 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:23 am

I bet the British would beg to differ. I also bet they would say "No, no our English is the proper English. Your countries ruined it." since they were the first country to actually use it so they should be entitled to say what is and is not.

Why are you all calling me names? You are not here to judge me or my opinion, you are here to give your opinion and seek flaws in others opinions. I would like you both [Sharkie and Kitsy] to apologize for your rude and outlandish behaviour.

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

Postby Kitsy » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:49 am

You were being elitist and rude to people who use these terms, so no apology will be given. You weren't debating, you were being rude.

And by that logic: I am English, English is my first language and I think "lol" is a perfectly suitable word to be put in the dictionary.

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

Postby Arty1995 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:51 am


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

Postby lethe_naiad » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:57 am

You spelled naive wrong, O Protector of the English Language.

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

Postby sharkie » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:59 am

You do realise what attitudes like yours lead to. Here's a scottish person- I speak much more standard English... mostly because of oppression. In my parents generation and the generation before that, teachers were told to punish any children who spoke scots or glaswegian, etc, in the school. So children were taught that speaking any kind of language other than the queens english was common, rude, etc. This his amounted to losing a lot of the language.

What you're saying isn't that different. Yes we're talking 'LOL' and 'OMG', but this belief by some people that their English, and only their english, is correct, is damaging.

And no I don't consider any English better- it's just different. It's something I enjoy learning about. And Elitist is never used in a positive context Arty, it's class bigotry.
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Re: "OMG" and "LOL" enter The Oxford English Dictionary

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

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

Postby Exit » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:58 am

No big deal. Dictionaries are meant to be documentation of vernacular, and English speakers use terms like these on a daily basis. Even if they go "out of style," though I highly doubt they will, it's keeping track of our history as well. Let's face it: our society is moving towards a very digital existence, and the language is evolving with it. So, we might as well start accepting commonly used internet phrases.

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

Postby Arty1995 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:10 am

Adding 'lol' is useless. You are suppose to laugh, chuckle or giggle.

Saying 'omg' (oo-mg or oh-em-gee) is just downright weird.

I wish Facepunch would register here just to back me up. They would have a lot of fancy things to say. :(

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

Postby Sorcha » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:31 pm

I guess 'hmm' and 'tsk' shouldn't be in the dictionary either because like a laugh, they're just sounds. Like Exit said, the dictionary is a documentation of vernacular. Internet phrases are used as part of every day language; it's common enough that it'd be included in the dictionary.

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

Postby Arty1995 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:40 pm

8 people voted 'No.' How come I am the only one truely saying it's not good?

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