Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday August 29, 2015

Oxford University Press Adds Hundreds Of Useless Words To Its Dictionaries

Rage-quit. Hangry. Awesomesauce. These are just a few of the incredibly poetic and culturally relevant terms that have made it into Oxford’s latest update. Maybe Oxford should make a separate dictionary whenever they feel bored enough to add words like these. They can name it "Words you should never say out loud."

One reason you might rage-quit is because you are being pwned: that is, utterly defeated by an opponent. This informal term is used more often in video gaming, and supposedly resulted from a common mistyping of own with this sense, as a result of the proximity of p and o on a computer keyboard. Along with pwn comes pwnage (and ownage), being ‘the action or fact of utterly defeating an opponent or rival’.