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"OMG", "LOL" and "FYI": Are they real words?

SuzzaneO
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3/25/2011 3:27:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
The Oxford English Dictionary recently added these ridiculous words to its pages. I don't care if a lot of people use them or not; they are ridiculous acronyms at best and should NOT be considered real words acceptable for use. This is teen talk that will get you no where in the real world.
Ore_Ele
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3/25/2011 4:07:38 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
No, they are phrases.

OMG - Oh my gawd
LOL - Laugh out loud
FYI - For your information

You also have, LMAO, WTF, GTFO, COMD, BRB, TTYL, and many more.
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3/25/2011 4:13:05 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/25/2011 3:27:55 PM, SuzzaneO wrote:
The Oxford English Dictionary recently added these ridiculous words to its pages. I don't care if a lot of people use them or not; they are ridiculous acronyms at best and should NOT be considered real words acceptable for use. This is teen talk that will get you no where in the real world.

Of course no one should actually say these acronyms out loud(i hate when people do it in online games), but that doesn't make them any less worthy of the dictionary.
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3/25/2011 5:18:49 PM
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Acronyms aren't new; indeed they were even more common when people communicated by telex... for example: "tks/brgds for the b/h w/e" was the abbreviation for "thanks and best regards for the bank holiday weekend".
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3/25/2011 5:29:33 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
omg, this again

lol, fyi ur a baby, no 1 takes u srsly
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3/25/2011 6:12:22 PM
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You forgot LSHMSFOAIDMT. It means "Laughed so hard my sombrero fell off and I dropped my taco". It's one level above LSHMWFO which is "Laughed so hard my weave fell out".
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3/25/2011 6:18:08 PM
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They're not real words, but why shouldn't they be in the dictionary? People learning English need to know idioms too. Scuba is an acronym, and it has become its own word in its own right.
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3/25/2011 6:19:04 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/25/2011 6:12:22 PM, ccstate4peat wrote:
You forgot LSHMSFOAIDMT. It means "Laughed so hard my sombrero fell off and I dropped my taco". It's one level above LSHMWFO which is "Laughed so hard my weave fell out".

I thought LSHMSFOAIDMT stood for "Laughed so hard Micro Soft forced Oprah's artifical ideology down Mother Teresa"
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3/26/2011 1:09:00 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
they also put in "tasty" as to mean someone was a good fighter. dunno if it's still he's a tasty fighter or just he's tasty.. i thought that was funny. tasthy we'd say :)
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SuzzaneO
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3/27/2011 5:28:33 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/25/2011 6:18:08 PM, nonentity wrote:
They're not real words, but why shouldn't they be in the dictionary? People learning English need to know idioms too. Scuba is an acronym, and it has become its own word in its own right.

I agree with you about SCUBA, but the same could be said for Band-Aid or Kleenex. They are essentially brandable names that have become synonymous with the product which they are selling. LOL and OMG are not the same....at ALL! brandable names? nope. SCUBA, BAND-AID and Kleenex...YES!
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3/27/2011 6:33:00 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/27/2011 5:28:33 PM, SuzzaneO wrote:
At 3/25/2011 6:18:08 PM, nonentity wrote:
They're not real words, but why shouldn't they be in the dictionary? People learning English need to know idioms too. Scuba is an acronym, and it has become its own word in its own right.

I agree with you about SCUBA, but the same could be said for Band-Aid or Kleenex. They are essentially brandable names that have become synonymous with the product which they are selling. LOL and OMG are not the same....at ALL! brandable names? nope. SCUBA, BAND-AID and Kleenex...YES!

SCUBA isn't a brand name...
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3/28/2011 6:13:23 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/27/2011 6:33:00 PM, ccstate4peat wrote:
At 3/27/2011 5:28:33 PM, SuzzaneO wrote:
At 3/25/2011 6:18:08 PM, nonentity wrote:
They're not real words, but why shouldn't they be in the dictionary? People learning English need to know idioms too. Scuba is an acronym, and it has become its own word in its own right.

I agree with you about SCUBA, but the same could be said for Band-Aid or Kleenex. They are essentially brandable names that have become synonymous with the product which they are selling. LOL and OMG are not the same....at ALL! brandable names? nope. SCUBA, BAND-AID and Kleenex...YES!

SCUBA isn't a brand name...

And Band aid and Kleenex aren't acronyms...

Oh wait... http://www.urbandictionary.com...
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3/28/2011 9:04:52 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/27/2011 6:33:00 PM, ccstate4peat wrote:
At 3/27/2011 5:28:33 PM, SuzzaneO wrote:
At 3/25/2011 6:18:08 PM, nonentity wrote:
They're not real words, but why shouldn't they be in the dictionary? People learning English need to know idioms too. Scuba is an acronym, and it has become its own word in its own right.

I agree with you about SCUBA, but the same could be said for Band-Aid or Kleenex. They are essentially brandable names that have become synonymous with the product which they are selling. LOL and OMG are not the same....at ALL! brandable names? nope. SCUBA, BAND-AID and Kleenex...YES!

SCUBA isn't a brand name...

Scuba isn't a brand name? You sure? If I were to go SCUBA diving, I would buy SCUBA gear. I would need scuba fins, scuba goggles, etc. http://www.diversdirect.com...
The underwater breathing apparatus is the ONLY item that SCUBA stands for, yet wholesalers reference the word SCUBA in all of their products. The fins, goggles, etc have NOTHING to do with being able to breathe underwater, yet they are still called "scuba fins" and "scuba goggles". The word is brandable.
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3/28/2011 1:27:28 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/25/2011 3:27:55 PM, SuzzaneO wrote:
The Oxford English Dictionary recently added these ridiculous words to its pages. I don't care if a lot of people use them or not; they are ridiculous acronyms at best and should NOT be considered real words acceptable for use. This is teen talk that will get you no where in the real world.

Language evolves. And it doesn't matter whether you think it's teen-talk or bs or intellectual laziness, or whatever. As long as people understand what's been said, and a number of them use it, it will get added to the lexicon.

As an aside, which words do YOU think have the right to be added to the lexicon? Do you have any criteria?
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3/28/2011 1:29:06 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/25/2011 4:07:38 PM, OreEle wrote:
COMD

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3/28/2011 2:07:06 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/28/2011 9:04:52 AM, SuzzaneO wrote:
At 3/27/2011 6:33:00 PM, ccstate4peat wrote:
At 3/27/2011 5:28:33 PM, SuzzaneO wrote:
At 3/25/2011 6:18:08 PM, nonentity wrote:
They're not real words, but why shouldn't they be in the dictionary? People learning English need to know idioms too. Scuba is an acronym, and it has become its own word in its own right.

I agree with you about SCUBA, but the same could be said for Band-Aid or Kleenex. They are essentially brandable names that have become synonymous with the product which they are selling. LOL and OMG are not the same....at ALL! brandable names? nope. SCUBA, BAND-AID and Kleenex...YES!

SCUBA isn't a brand name...

Scuba isn't a brand name? You sure? If I were to go SCUBA diving, I would buy SCUBA gear. I would need scuba fins, scuba goggles, etc. http://www.diversdirect.com...
The underwater breathing apparatus is the ONLY item that SCUBA stands for, yet wholesalers reference the word SCUBA in all of their products. The fins, goggles, etc have NOTHING to do with being able to breathe underwater, yet they are still called "scuba fins" and "scuba goggles". The word is brandable.

That's like saying television is a brand name. Check out http://www.diversdirect.com.... What is the brand name for those products?