“crowdfunding,” hit Oxford English Dictionary

CrowdFundBeat News Wire,
Around 500 new words and phrases have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in the tome”s quarterly update, including several that provide an insight into 21st century hobbies, such as “sexting,” “photobombing,” “vaping” and “crowdfunding.”

M_Id_334389_Oxford_dictionary-225x175

Other gems included in the latest version of the dictionary are the words “meh” and “twerk,” as well as more complex ones like “Enviropig”—the trademark for a genetically modified line of Yorkshire pigs with enhanced digestive capabilities—and “pharmacovigilance,” which denotes the practice of monitoring the effects of drugs after they have been licensed for use.

These regular updates to the dictionary are designed to reflect the evolution in the English language which is, naturally, constantly in motion. Perhaps unsurprisingly given the growth in technology, many of the new words we are adopting are closely related to innovations in tech and digital culture.

We have identified the new words and concepts that we believe are most likely to be used regularly by readers:

autotune, v.
autotuned, adj.
biomethane, n.
Blu-ray, n.
crowdfund, v.
crowdfunded, adj.
crowdfunding, n.
cyclogenesis, n.
deep web
e-cig, n.
e-cigarette, n.
ecotown, n.
Enviropig, n.
e-skin, n.
forensic science, n.
forensics, n.
freegan, adj. and n.
H2O, n.
hyperlocal, adj.
Internaut, n.
Interweb, n.
JavaScript, n.
kryptonite, n.
nanosized, adj.
netbook, n.2
on-trend, adj. and adv.
pageview, n.
pharmacovigilance, n.
photobomb, n.
photobomb, v.
photobomber, n.
photobombing, n.
retweet, n.
retweet, v.
retweeting, n.
sext, n.2
sext, v.
sexting, n.
SD card
system disk
system file
tenderpreneur, n.
tweeting, n.
thumb drive
twitterati, n.
vape, v.
vaper, n.
vaping, n.
Along with some of the new words that have been added in their own right, the OED team has also added several sub entries, many of which come under the word Internet. Here is the full list of Internet-related words added to the dictionary:

Internet address
Internet banking
Internet browser
Internet chat room
Internet connectivity
Internet filtering
Internet forum
Internet gateway
Internet kiosk
Internet of things
Internet radio
Internet search
Internet shopping
Internet startup
Internet traffic
Internet worm
Internet-capable
Internet-enabled
Internet-ready
The full list of new officially recognized words can be found over at the Oxford English Dictionary, where all good words go to thrive. Why not find one you don”t know and try using it in a sentence today?

Tags: , , , , , ,

HEADLINE NEWS

Jamaica GleanerPointers to Publishing | Consider crowdfunding to finance your bookJamaica GleanerYou have great ideas but do not have the funds, or you do not want to take the risk of taking a loan or asking for financial support from family. Crowdfunding might be your best bet, and t [...]

The VergeDonald Trump's terrible crowdfunding site was a microcosm of his political careerThe VergeAnd from the beginning, the site had Trump's populist edge. Zanker boasted that “the reign of Kickstarter's Brooklyn hipsters is over,” referring to Kickstarter's New [...]

FortuneCrowdfunding: Women Better at Raising Money Than Men Are ...FortuneA new study has found that women are generally better than men at crowdfunding.Women are better at crowdfunding than men, shows study | The ...The Independentall 3 news articles » [...]

Social media, crowdfunding skirmishes encapsulate Endy debateThe Herald JournalAfter that, a campaign with the same goals and the same organizer appeared on a separate crowdfunding site, FundRazr.com. This campaign also drew negative attention on social media, and after a few hours th [...]

ForbesWhy Crowdfunding Is Still Booming, Especially For Chinese Tech CompaniesForbesBased on recent media reports, it looks like crowdfunding is now in the "disillusionment" phase of the famous Gartner hype cycle, after peaking a few years back. I will argue that crowdfundin [...]

Wired.co.ukAfter budget cuts, museums are crowdfunding to preserve historyWired.co.ukIn 2015, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. launched its very first crowdfunding campaign to 'Reboot the Suit'. The idea was to raise much-need funds to conser [...]

Business Daily (press release) (blog)How Women Trounce Men When Raising Seed Crowdfunding CapitalForbesMale entrepreneurs may account for the majority of business owners raising finance on crowdfunding platforms in the UK, but their female counterparts are far more likely to get the s [...]

Yahoo SportsCan crowdfunding save women's college hockey? - Yahoo SportsYahoo SportsNorth Dakota cut its women's hockey program in March, in one of the saddest and most stunning decisions to rock the sport at the collegiate level. “When you ...and more » [...]

road.ccCanadian cyclist charged with fraud after crowdfunding fake booby trap injuriesroad.ccA cyclist who pretended to have been injured by a barbed wire booby trap and asked for cash on a crowdfunding website has been charged with fraud and public mischief. Stelianos Psaroudakis, 37 [...]

ReutersStudy says women are better at crowdfunding - ReutersReutersWomen around the world are less likely than men to tap the crowd online for money to fund their businesses and projects, but when they do they are likely to.and more » [...]

CFB Finance

Marketwired

  • Crowdfunding
  • Crowdfund
  • Peer to Peer Lending
  • FinTech
  • Reg A+
  • Reg CF
  • Crowdfunding USA

Press Release

Live Crowdfunding .tv

What's Next Step in Regulation A+ JOBS ACTS Title IIII :L Interview : Steve Cinelli with Brian Korn Securities and Crowdfunding/Peer-to-Peer Lending Lawyer, Watch more video library | Conference | Interview | Campaign Showcase | Research | Education |