Although Oxford English Dictionary is relatively priggish, its permissive counterpart, Oxford Dictionaries Online recently added definitions for a slew of words, including selfie and twerk.
On Wednesday, (August 28), Director of publicity for the Oxford University Press-USA, Christian Purdy, told ABC News:
The dictionary content in ODO focuses on current English and includes modern meanings and uses of words. It’s not telling you what the language should be. It’s all about how [words] are used.
Thanks, Miley. Hopefully, ratchet never makes the cut.