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Newly-added words to the Oxford Dictionaries. Photo via Oxford Dictionaries.
Newly-added words to the Oxford Dictionaries. Photo via Oxford Dictionaries.

The next time your parents or grandparents ask what the heck “selfie,” or “emoji” means, you can simply open up the Oxford Dictionaries webpage and show them official definitions.

Oxford Dictionaries on Wednesday added a new slate of words to its online dictionary including tech/geek terms like “selfie,” “emoji,” “geek chic,” “hackerspace,” “Internet of things,” and “phablet.”

Somehow, “srsly,” made the cut — like, srsly, Oxford? That’s an official word now? Oxford also states that the origin of the word came from the late 18th century when it was “first recorded in a manual on shorthand.” OK, srsly?

My favorite has to be the sentence used to define selfie:

“occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself every day isn’t necessary”

Amen to that.

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

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