We can now acknowledge “mankinis”

After my post about the addition of LOML and POS (meaning Parent Over Shoulder, not what you probably thought) to the official AP style book, I bring another announcement that should spark a few chuckles from our readers.

The latest edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary has been released, and as far as I’m concerned, it’s pretty humorous that “mankini” and “sexting” are now recognized as part of the English language. Officially.

Now, they are considered slang terms, so I wouldn’t advise a high-school student using “woot” in a term paper. Other examples of the 400 new entries of slang include “cyberbullying” and “retweet.”

This is just another example of how our culture has been saturated with social media. It’s hard to have a conversation nowadays, business-related or personal, without mentioning a tweet.

One new entry I refuse to acknowledge, though, is “jeggings.” Who came up with the bright idea that spandex-jeans would be a positive addition to women’s fashion? Although, I guess I should also boycott “mankini,” because let’s face it… no one wants to see that.


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