Heh, twittering make it to Collins lexicon


Yes, utterances such as “hmm” and “heh” and sounds, that were traditionally used only in speech, have also spawned “mwah” and “meh” (an expression of dissatisfaction).
And, users of popular social networking sites are also responsible for the resurgence of “heigh-ho” or “hey-ho” — an exclamation of weariness, disappointment, surprise, happiness that went out of fashion in the early 20th century — in the lexicon, The Times reported.

Other Internet-derived terms include “noob” (short for newbie, a term for someone unfamiliar with web etiquette) and “woot” (an expression of joy conveying sense of achievement). New abbreviations used for convenience in text messages such as “OMG” (short for ‘oh, my God’) and “soz” (short for sorry) are included too in the Collins dictionary.
Some new words are more irritating than others. New portmanteau words purporting to describe a new trend include “staycation” (a combination of stay and vacation without going abroad) and “glamping” (glamorous camping).

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