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New slang words

Postby Perry Lassiter » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:58 am

Have you seen the new entries to the Online Oxford English Dictionary? They are only online and not in the OED per se. I enter them here because to me they are slang and largely geek slang from electronics. Most are not in most Agora denizens vocabulary, but I bet some will creep in. As I mentioned elsewhere, I.ve started to use "dongle."

http://qz.com/119200/oxford-dictionary- ... f=dbeurope
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Re: New slang words

Postby Slava » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:14 am

On theatlantic.com there is an article about old new words, and what became of some of them.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/a ... ow/279145/
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Re: New slang words

Postby Perry Lassiter » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:36 am

Nice catch. But I could argue with several of them, since app to me is not synonymous with applet. App refers to the program, whereas applet refers to the icon to call up the program. The latter comes from Apple, while app is short for application. Or so I have used it.
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Re: New slang words

Postby Slava » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:14 am

As far as I can tell, Apple has nothing to do with applet. Applet is short for, and a diminutive of, application, and app is short for applet.
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Re: New slang words

Postby Philip Hudson » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:07 am

My friend's name was Al but they called him Aloysius for short.
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Re: New slang words

Postby Slava » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:20 am

Here's a piece on how words get into and out of the dictionary. Not in-depth, but worth reading:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... ad/309426/
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