Here is another example of how much social media has become an intricate part of most of our lives. Oxford English Dictionary, sometimes considered as the Bible of English language, has included the word ‘tweet’ in the dictionary’s June update, LA Times reports.
Oxford defines the word ‘tweet’ as “a posting made on the social networking service Twitter” or as a verb is defined as “to post on Twitter.” Oxford has broken a long standing rule to include tweet on its dictionary, as the word has not been used for more than 10 years. But the dictionary’s chief editor says that the reason they have added the word is because it seems to be really catching on. Interestingly the Oxford had already added the word ‘retweet’ as far back as 2011. Also Read - No, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and Instagram will not stop working in India (Not right now)
In addition to the word tweet, the Oxford has also included other tech words like ‘big data’ , ‘crowdsourcing’, ‘e-reader’, ‘mouseover’, ‘redirect’ and ‘stream’ to its English dictionary. Also Read - Pakistan blocks Facebook, Twitter and other social media apps until 3 pm