Internet Lingo Like “NSFW”, “ZOMG”, and “Unfollow” Added to the Dictionary

  • nekkid(of a person) naked: some of the oldest photos in existence are of nekkid women
  • newb – short for newbie it’s easy enough for total newbs to pick up and play

But why not go for “n00b”? I feel like I see that one typed out so much more often. But “nekkid” is completely accurate.

  • NSFW – not safe (or suitable) for work (used in electronic communication to indicate that a particular web page or website contains explicit sexual material or other adult content): if your friend just sent you something with NSFW in the subject line, don’t go there
  • Twittersphere – postings made on the social networking site Twitter, considered collectively: the Twittersphere was abuzz when the story first broke
  • unfollow – stop tracking (a person, group, or organization) on a social networking site: never unfollow someone just because they unfollowed you!
  • ZOMG – (used especially on electronic message boards as a sarcastic comment on an inexperienced or overenthusiastic poster) oh my God!: ZOMG! ! I finally managed to reformat the file; the airport was hot and big, but there was really nothing that made me stop and think ZOMG FOREIGN COUNTRY!

To be honest, I haven’t used this phrase in ages; it’s something I associate with twelve-year-old fangirls. If anything, while writing this post I keep thinking it says “ZOMBIES!”

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