‘Tweet,’ ‘e-reader,’ and ‘big data’ are officially words in the Oxford English Dictionary

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The Oxford English Dictionary is getting tech-y.

Big data,” “e-reader,” and “crowdsourcing” have all made the cut as the newest additions to the dictionaryMouseoverredirect (the noun), and stream as a verb were also added.

While “retweet,” was already added in 2011, the noun and verb “tweet” have now been expanded on.

“This breaks at least one OED rule, namely that a new word needs to be current for ten years before consideration for inclusion,” writes John Sampson, Chief Editor of Oxford English Dictionary. “But it seems to be catching on.”

So there you have it: Feel free to use “tweet” and not worry about being grammatically correct.

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