‘Oxford Dictionaries’ accepts “yas,” “squad goals” and others into its vaunted pages

  • Everybody say “yas!” The English language is evolving — or disintegrating, depending on how you look at it. But instead of sipping the “haterade,” why not join Oxford Dictionaries’ “lovefest” for its latest additions. Promise it’ll be “funtastic” — not “craptastic.”
  • Those are just five of the new words and phrases inducted into Oxford Dictionaries Thursday. The tome is powered by the University of Oxford — makers of the famous Oxford English Dictionary — and “focuses on current language,” as distinct from its older sibling which focuses on the etymologies of our language. Consider it lexicographer “#SquadGoals.”
  • As part of its grand announcement, Oxford Dictionaries used Twitter to boast how “on fleek” it’s becoming. Read more (2/24/17 4:28 PM)

Lance would probably be the type of boyfriend that would compliment the heck out of Keith at any given chance, call him ‘babe’ and ‘love’ and yell ‘looking fine sweetheart!’ across the deck during training sessions

and then Keith would struggle, wanting to return the sentiment before turning to him one night and saying ‘If I ever had the chance to trade you with the mothmatn, i wouldn’t.’