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OED DECEMBER 2003
December 15, 2003 10:15 AM   Subscribe

Fuckwit, superwaif, infoholic, and blamestorming! The December 2003 quarterly update of the Oxford English Dictionary now available. (Scroll to the bottom of the list for the naughty new words). So what's your fav newly "authorized" word?
posted by mfoight (20 comments total)

 
Good lord, they added "fist-fucker" and "gang-bang". Nice to know they are hyphenated. I didn't see it on the link, but I heard on TV that they also added "baby momma".
posted by toothless joe at 10:37 AM on December 15, 2003


toothless joe - I swear I read that as "fish-fucker" the first time around.

What about "asshat?"
posted by brownpau at 10:55 AM on December 15, 2003


I anxiously await the day 'fucktard' is given its proper due.
posted by xmutex at 10:57 AM on December 15, 2003


Why does Mark Steel (2001) get a reference for fuckwit while Viz isn't mentioned. An absolute travesty.
posted by biffa at 11:40 AM on December 15, 2003


I'd like to think that fuckwit is in thanks to the efforts of MetaFilter. Let's all do our part to get asshat in next quarter!
posted by me3dia at 11:51 AM on December 15, 2003


I'm glad to see "grep" in there. I've used that in conversation for years. I'm a little bewildered by some entries, though. "Cilantro"? Does this have some double-meaning, or is this a newer vegetable than I thought that it was? Ditto on "bunny hop," "chipotle," "doofus," "gag rule," and "entry level."
posted by waldo at 12:06 PM on December 15, 2003


oh sure "Fuckwit" makes the cut but "KnitWit" is still back burner I bet... I don't care, I ain't changin my screen name
posted by KnitWit at 12:22 PM on December 15, 2003


Hee... fuckwit.
posted by pixelbaby at 12:37 PM on December 15, 2003


I have to nominate "Perl" as my favorite.
posted by leapfrog at 12:45 PM on December 15, 2003


Really milking the OED updates, eh, mfoight?
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:50 PM on December 15, 2003


from the list: nookie-bookie, n
this is my new favorite word if it's oxford for Pimp. Shit, even if it isnt.
posted by Peter H at 12:56 PM on December 15, 2003


You can NEVER have too many OED update posts on Metafilter. Long live the quarterly OED update posts. :)
posted by jengod at 1:20 PM on December 15, 2003


Bah, take this shit to QuarterlyOxfordEnglishDictionaryUpdateFilter.
posted by xmutex at 2:23 PM on December 15, 2003


Its likely not on there (link's busted presently) but "scumfuck" is my favorite new word. But "blegging" is another favorite for the bloggers who plead for money to pay off their debt.
posted by fenriq at 3:19 PM on December 15, 2003


xmutex, you could have added a link, I just spent the last five minutes trying to find the QuarterlyOxfordEnglishDictionaryUpdateFilter and have come up empty.

No, not really but damn, pretty strong reaction to a pretty innocuous post. A little Scrooging going on or what?
posted by fenriq at 4:32 PM on December 15, 2003


I'm a little bewildered by some entries, though. "Cilantro"? Does this have some double-meaning, or is this a newer vegetable than I thought that it was? Ditto on "bunny hop," "chipotle," "doofus," "gag rule," and "entry level."

OED is a little slow on the uptake when it comes to American slang, but they're doing much better than they used to.
posted by jonp72 at 6:42 PM on December 15, 2003


Still waiting on the OED to pick up 'wonderchicken'.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:09 PM on December 15, 2003


Finally, new meanings were added to the following entries:
...
fist, v.1
...


Ewwwwww.
posted by Down10 at 9:23 PM on December 15, 2003


I'd like to think that fuckwit is in thanks to the efforts of MetaFilter.

Have to disagree, its been building up strongly in usage for over a decade in the UK (and the OED is UK based after all) largely thanks to the aforementioned Viz magazine, but was apparently Australian in origin.
posted by biffa at 2:32 AM on December 16, 2003


OED posts always bring out the haters.
posted by crunchburger at 3:43 AM on December 16, 2003


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