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Squee! A Dictionary Editor Defended The Use Of Internet Slang

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The Oxford English Dictionary announced its quarterly update this week, and among its bevy of noteworthy new words is one that gained its notoriety right here on the world wide web: "squee," which means "an exclamation expressing delight or excitement." According to the OED, the word was first used in this way in 1998, in a "Star Wars" collectibles message board thread titled "Ewok Fangirl Needs Ewok 2 Pack." "I'll be getting one in the mail soon!," the poster wrote. "Squee" has been used as a joyful outburst for decades in fan communities, which have their own unique lexicon. "Shipping" and "meet-cutes" arose from the same world.


This video is the easiest way to learn Scottish slang in 3 minutes

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Richard Brown has given us an important lesson in Scottish slang in under 3 minutes. His great breakdown and use of images within the video will have you speaking Scottish slang in no time. So next time you meet a Scotsman, you will be able to show them what you know. Netflix announces'The Little Prince' release with beautifully moving trailer


Act out your favorite slang words in this party game backed by Ludacris

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. When you think of Ludacris, the first thing that comes to your mind probably isn't card games, but that may change after this Kickstarter campaign. Thanks to Luda, this project wants to put the "party" back in party games. SEE ALSO: The creators of Exploding Kittens are back, and now they're fighting babies Slang N' Friendz appears to be a combination of Cards Against Humanity and charades, with drinking games, limbo, and more thrown into the adult expansion. The game begins the way most party card games do -- a judge, in this game they're called the "slang master," picks a card with a slang word on it.


Could internet slang abbreviations like 'AF' make it into the dictionary?

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"AF"--known on social media as the abbreviation of "As F*ck," became a huge trend in the world of internet slang. Acronyms and abbreviations are used on social media all the time, mostly to get a point across in fewer characters. We wanted to find out if it should be considered a word all on its own, so we asked someone who compiles dictionaries if the famed abbreviation, "AF," could actually became a word.


Japan tells netizens to stop confusing the olds with internet slang

Engadget

The report keys in on what the government considers the overuse of emojis and the misuse of internet acronyms like "TL;DR." Japan, of course, has it's own slang, such as "orz," in which the letters form a pictogram to represent someone bowing in apology, as Soranews helpfully illustrates. As many folks point out, however, nobody uses some of the examples mentioned in the report, like "おK," which means "OK" (they just say "OK"). Commenters thus roasted it, asking "is this a headline from ten years ago?" and "haven't we been using [this slang] for like the last 15 years?" To be fair, the aim of the report was to keep such communication out of the workplace and is timed for the upcoming graduation of many students into the workforce.