|Written by Sue Gee|
|Saturday, 27 June 2015|
The OED doesn't just tell you how to spell and pronounce the words it contains, it traces the history of words using quotations.
There are nineteen new sub-entries for the word Internet, which already had an extensive entry with many phrases and compoints associated with it. The one that is probably the most significant is:
Internet of things n. a proposed development of the Internet in which many everyday objects are embedded with microchips giving them network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.
Interweb is another new addition noted as being "Chiefly humorous" and defined as "incorrect terminology":
Although Twitter and tweet, both as a noun and a verb, were already in the OED, this month's update now has retweet and Twitterati, which is defined as:
Users of the social networking service Twitter, esp. prolific contributors or those who have high numbers of followers.
The word tweeter, which previously referred only to a small loudspeaker has now added the meaning:
A person who posts messages on the social networking service Twitter, esp. habitually.
If you enjoyed this post please consider tweeting it, which is now a word recognised by the OED.
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