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JUN 15, 2013 - GamePro

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'Tweet' added to Oxford English Dictionary lexicon

Tweeting has become so popular that the Oxford English Dictionary broke one of its own rules to add 'tweet' to its lexicon this month. "Tweet" is listed as both a noun and a verb that's used in social networking. The addition stands out because it breaks an Oxford English Dictionary rule that a word needs to be in use for 10 years to be considered for inclusion. Since the Twitter social network just turned seven in March, the word aficionados broke their own rule by three years. The word was given special consideration because it so quickly became widely-used in the English language. To ... Read More

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