"Twerk"

"Dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance."

BYOD

"The practice of allowing the employees of an organization to use their own computers, smartphones, or other devices for work."

Read more: What The Anytime, Anywhere Workplace Really Means For Your Work, Life Balance)

[Image: Flickr user Thomas Leuthard - Street Photography]

Digital Detox

"A period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world."

Read more: #Unplug: The Complete Guide)

[Image: Flickr user brad montgomery]

Emoji

"A small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication."

Read more: Are Emojis Racist?)

[Image: Flickr user rondostar]

Internet Of Things

"A proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data."

Read more: The Internet Of Things Is People, Innovating

[Flickr user anthonystoro]

MOOC

(Massive Open Online Course) "A course of study made available over the Internet without charge to a very large number of people."

Read more: The Race To Fill Online Classrooms Expands Overseas

[Image: Flickr user James Sarmiento]

Phablet

"A smartphone having a screen which is intermediate in size between that of a typical smartphone and a tablet computer."

Read more: Why Everyone Suddenly Loves The Phablet

[Image: Flickr user John Biehler]

Selfie

"A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website."

Read more: Famous Photos Reframed As Cellphone Selfies

[Image: Snapchat]

"Twerk," "Selfie," and "Emoji" Are Now In The Oxford Dictionaries Online

Forty-three new Internet culture-steeped words have joined the Oxford Dictionaries Online, including terms like "phablet," "FOMO," and "selfie." TL;DR: The end is nigh.

Miley Cyrus might have made "twerk" a household word during her MTV Video Music Awards performance Sunday, but the Oxford University Press is making it indelible: "Twerk" joins 42 more new words just added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online. Srsly.

Of the 43 new words, which are only being added to the ODO and not to the historic Oxford English Dictionary, about half are inspired by current technology trends and Internet colloquialisms. Here's a TL;DR version of some the new word additions:

BYOD, n. - the practice of allowing the employees of an organization to use their own computers, smartphones, or other devices for work.

digital detox, n. informal - a period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world.

Internet of things, n. - a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.

MOOC, n. - a course of study made available over the Internet without charge to a very large number of people. (Stands for Massive Open Online Course.)

phablet, n. - a smartphone having a screen which is intermediate in size between that of a typical smartphone and a tablet computer.

selfie, n. - a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

twerk, v. - dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.

If our sampling is leaving you suffering from FOMO, you can see the ODO's full list here.

[Photo by Charles Sykes | Invision | AP Images]

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