Feeling butthurt or hangry? That’s awesomesauce, bruh!
Ensure your vocab isn't weak sauce with these new Oxford Dictionaries gems.
JOHANNESBURG - Are you ready to rage-quit the English language when you encounter words like fatberg, manspreading or bants? Turns out they're NBD (no big deal) any more, mkay.
Oxford Dictionaries, long the bastion of all things English, has released its latest additions for oxforddictionaries.com and they make for some srsly interesting reading.
You can be pretty sure that most of these terms aren't going to make it into the venerable print goliath, the Oxford English Dictionary, any time soon - but their inclusion in the online dictionary points to how the use of the English language is evolving around the world to reflect new norms in culture, politics and society.
So how many of these words are in your everyday vocabulary, Mx?
awesomesauce (adj): extremely good; excellent.
bants (n): playfully teasing or mocking remarks exchanged with another person or group; banter.
beer o'clock (n): an appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer. (not to be confused with wine o'clock (n): an appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine.)
brain fart (n): a temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly.
bruh (n): a male friend (often used as a form of address).
butt dial (v): inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one's rear trouser pocket.
butthurt (adj): overly or unjustifiably offended or resentful.
cat cafe (n): a café or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises.
fatberg (n): a very large mass of solid waste in a sewerage system, consisting especially of congealed fat and personal hygiene products that have been flushed down toilets.
fat-shame (v): cause (someone judged to be fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size.
fur baby (n): a person's dog, cat, or other furry pet animal.
Grexit (n): a term for the potential withdrawal of Greece from the Eurozone.
hangry (adj): bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.
MacGyver (v): make or repair (an object) in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand.
manspreading (n): the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.
mic drop (n): an instance of deliberately dropping or tossing aside one's microphone at the end of a performance or speech one considers to have been particularly impressive.
mkay (exclamation): non-standard spelling of OK, representing an informal pronunciation (typically used at the end of a statement to invite agreement, approval, or confirmation).
Mx (n): a title used before a person's surname or full name by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender or by those who prefer not to identify themselves as male or female.
NBD (abbreviation): short for no big deal.
pocket dial (v): inadvertently call someone on a mobile phone in one's pocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to a button or buttons on the phone.
pwnage (n) : the action or fact of utterly defeating an opponent or rival.
rage-quit (v): angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game.
rando (n): a person one does now know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behaviour.
snackable (adj): (of online content) designed to be read, viewed, or otherwise engaged with briefly and easily.