Wednesday, November 18, 2009

'Unfriend' Selected as Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year

The New Oxford American Dictionary has chosen the word 'unfriend' as its 2009 Word of the Year:
"unfriend – verb – To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook. "

"As in, 'I decided to unfriend my roommate on Facebook after we had a fight'."

" 'It has both currency and potential longevity,' notes Christine Lindberg, Senior Lexicographer for Oxford’s US dictionary program. 'In the online social networking context, its meaning is understood, so its adoption as a modern verb form makes this an interesting choice for Word of the Year'."

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 1:28 pm


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