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Scooby Snack, glamping, and tl;dr added to the Oxford English Dictionary

The English language is expanding


You’ve invited your parents to go glamping this holiday. Unfortunately, it's "bring your own snack" and they don't know an Afghan biscuit from a Scooby Snack. The OED has your back. Its authors have added those and a number of other excellent terms as new words in their June 2016 update.

The English language is always changing

The OED continually updates their list of words to keep abreast of modern colloquiums and phrases. The update for this quarter includes 1,000 new words and senses, as well as almost 2,000 revised and expanded entries for existing words.

Some of our favorites this term include Glamping (glamourous camping), Afghan biscuit (a New Zealand treat with cocoa icing and walnut), MOOC (Massive Online Open Course), listicle (an online article in list form), budgie smugglers (close-fitting men’s swimming trunks), ROFL (Rolling on the Floor Laughing), bovver (bothered) and Scooby Snack (A snack given as a treat, or to satisfy hunger induced by drinking and/or smoking.)

Our favorite? tl;dr, which has also entered the dictionary as "a dismissive response to an account, narrative, etc." and "designing a short summary of a longer text."