In my Communications Tech. Speaking class on Wednesday, my professor mentioned that a few new entries were added into the English dictionary for 2011. I can’t say I have an official source for this news, but I believe she got the article from a business magazine.
Some that she highlighted include:
- refudiate – created by Sarah Palin. Synonymous for refute and repudiate. Most likely she mixed the two by accident during one of her speeches.
- cheeseball – corny, goofy attempts at humor
- chillax – a mix between “chilling” and “relaxing”
But my favorite word of all that was added was: OM NOM
- om nom – a noise made when enjoying a delicious meal. Popularized by the character Cookie Monster from the children’s show “Sesame Street.”
I loves me some om nom time.