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10 Words Missing From Oxford’s Word of the Year List

The New Oxford American Dictionary says “unfriend” is the word of the year. We say “douchebaggery,” “iBoner,” and “twhoring” should have been considered.

By (@JRRaphael)

November 17, 2009

Oxford Word of the YearUnfriending has never seemed so cool.

Oxford, in case you haven’t heard, has officially announced “unfriend” — as in, “I’m going to unfriend you now, you total Facebook knob” — as its 2009 Word of the Year. Also considered for the honor were such tech-tinged gems as “hashtag,” “netbook,” and (of course) “sexting”.

Don’t get us wrong — those words are all quite lovely. We here at eSarcasm, however, believe there are many more words that should have made Oxford’s short list. Words like:






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