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5.28.2015

WTF, YOLO, NSFW, and other web slang added to Webster

With the rise of "fake-deep" and "soft ghetto," social media has become the social norm. If you’re tired of being out of the loop when internet kids use these ultra-hip terms and soak up each other’s awesomeness, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary has now provided you with a solution.

Following the Oxford dictionary’s addition of selfie and twerk in 2013, those of us that use Webster’s unabridged online dictionary have once again been #blessed with a number of current terms guaranteed to amp up our vocab. The updated dictionary features everything from WTF and emoji to YOLO and NSFW. You’re now safe to converse with cyber girls, Tumblr enthusiasts, and hypebeasts alike.

Webster has become the most popular database for language appropriation, giving Urban Dictionary a run for its money. You’ll find a list of the cyber-craze words featured on the Webster site, accompanied by 3,200 sample sentences and with examples of correct usage.

With internet slang constantly changing, it’s hard to keep up. But thankfully Webster and other dictionaries alike are immortalizing these words for generations to come. And that’s cool af.

Check out the full-fleshed list of the latest on fleek terms here.

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