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New Geek Words Now Offically English

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Our geek culture brings us some really cool technology, and along with it new geek terminology.  The authoritative dictionary of the English language, “The Consise Oxford English Dictionary” has announced that it is adding the words sexting, woot, textspeak and retweet to its dictionary.  Earierlier this year they added LOL, OMG and to the dictionary.

1. Cyberbullying (noun): The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature: children may be reluctant to admit to being the victims of cyberbullying.

2. Woot (exclamation, informal): Used to express elation, enthusiasm, or triumph: I definitely get Fridays off, woot!

3. Retweet (verb): (On the social networking service Twitter) repost or forward (a message posted by another user): tweet the URL of your posting: people love to retweet job ads. Also: (noun) a reposted or forwarded message on Twitter: traffic spiked quickly and contained a mix of retweets and original posts.

4. Sexting (noun, informal): The sending of sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone: like it or not, sexting is part of growing up in 2010.

5. Textspeak (noun): Language regarded as characteristic of text messages, consisting of abbreviations, acronyms, initials, emoticons, etc.

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