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And the word on the street is...
New words in the english language
Dermot and Kate deicpher some new words with OED's Susie Dent
Splogging, speed-friending and possibly even jumping the couch about your boyfriend's mandals - assuming you're not hetoxing.

You may be wondering exactly what we're going on about.

There's no need to worry if you can't make sense of any of the above.

Along with breds, waparazzi and WAGs, the above are just a handful of new words coming off the street and into day-to-day usage.

  • We looked at some of the new words with Susie Dent from the Oxford English Dictionary
  • Most of the new words are just too new to have made it into the latest Oxford English Dictionary - and even so, they really have to become part of day-to-day language before they will be included.

  • Watch our clip - via the link to the right of this page - to hear some more of the new words in our spoof Office clip
  • If you're still wondering just what we're going on about - here's a helpful list:


    Alterpreneurs
    Those more concerned with personal happiness rather than financial success

    Bovvered
    Coined by comedian Catherine Tate, is simply a slang version of bothered, but usually with a more aggressive adolescent tone

    Breds
    As in brethren - breds or brothers, basically your friends

    Chairplug
    Someone described as useless

    HetoxingDerived from de-toxing - basically having a man-free lifestyle

    Jump the couch
    Another way of saying you're getting over excited

    Mandals
    Men's sandals

    Set-jetting
    Taking tours of film sets

    Speed-friending

    Making use of online social networking websites

    Splogging
    A mixture of spamming and blogging

    Viral
    As in "this is going to go viral" means literally, spread like wildfire

    Voluntourism
    Volunteering in a foreign country

    WAGs
    Popularised by the football world cup, means wives and girlfriends

    Waparazzi
    Those inclined to take pictures of celebrities with mobile phones - derived from Wap phone



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