The largest and most trusted free online dictionary for learners of English , popularly known as the Oxford Dictionary Online (ODO) has been making headlines for accepting words that are widely used on the global system of interconnected computer networks popularly known as Internet as part of the English vocabulary, thereby officiating these words into the language. Just yesterday The Oxford English Dictionary added another internet slang to the dictionary.
Some of these “new words” can only be used within the context of or only on the Internet, while other existing words are now getting a new identity that carry alternate meanings, and hence, uses. The rising use of acronyms and abbreviations have also changed the way we use English.
Today, we are going to look at 25 of these new slang that are added to the dictionary from 2006 till date.
1. Selfie (2013)
selfie: according to oxford dictionary it is a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website
Origins: Self-portrait photography has existed for more than a century(21), but the popularity of selfies has only surged in recent years,for example you using a smartphone to take a photograph of yourself easily then upload and share such photographs on your various social media websites.
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2. OMG (2011)
OMG: (exclamation) used to express surprise, excitement, disbelief, etc. (verb)
Origins: Short for “Oh my god” / “Oh my goodness” / “Oh my gosh”, the popular abbreviation “OMG” was recorded in history in a letter of correspondence from ex-admiral John Fisher to former UK Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, back in 1917. Today, it is used heavily when expressing surprise, along with a handful of variations: omfg, zomg, and a lisp version ehmargerd.
3. al desko.(2015)’
al desko (adjective) : One definition centers on workers who toil at their desks, and grab a bite while others go out to lunch or eating at the desk.
origin : It’s sort of an ironic play on the phrase to eat ‘al fresco,’ for eating outdoors.
4. Derp (2013)
derp: (exclamation) according to oxford dictionary used as a substitute for speech regarded as meaningless or stupid, or to comment on a foolish or stupid action. for example : Not much point boycotting the company anymore if the reason for boycotting has gone away…derp.
Origins: The word “derp” was first uttered by South Park co-creator, Matt Stone who starred as himself in the comedy film, BASEketball in 1998. The South Park episode “The Succubus” also featured a character, Mr. Derp who goes around shouting “Derp!” every time he makes a fool of himself.
Nowadays , Derp is often used as placeholder for a character or an act (derping) that is not crucial to the story-telling, primarily in rage comics. Derp has plenty of facial expressions to depict the state of emotion the character has. Derp has a female counterpart named Derpina.
5. Unlike (2013)
unlike: (verb) according to oxford dictionary withdraw one”s liking or approval of (a web page or posting on a social media website that one has previously liked)
this is commonly used by everybody . for example : he sounded irritable, which was unlike him
Origins: The “like” button in Facebook has created a new meaning to the already existing word “unlike”. The button is already available on other social networking sites, Internet forums and websites, even before Facebook incorporated it, but there”s no doubt that Facebook was the one that promoted the feature to the world – so much so that most people who use the Internet now know what it means to “unlike” something which they had “like”d before.
6. Srsly (2013)
srsly: (adverb) short for seriously
example: as submodifier: it is a srsly cool bike
Origins: Due to the 160-char limitation imposed on text messages, and the 140-char limit imposed on microblogging sites, “seriously” had its vowels removed, giving us “srsly”. Today, despite the removal of such limitations with instant messaging services like WhatsApp and WeChat, the word still stuck because there were fewer letters to type out. Fun fact: it existed in the late 18th century in some manual on shorthand writing!
7. Tweet (2013)
Tweet: (noun) a posting or an update made on a popular social media website Twitter .
Origins: The Oxford English Dictionary officially included the “tweet” in June, bypassing their requirement for new words (and meanings) to be in use for a minimum of 10 years before they can even enter the dictionary. Still, the incredible fifty-fold jump of the usage of the word “tweet” from 2006 to 2012 seems to justify breaking that rule, no?
8. TL;DR (2013)
tl;dr: (acronym) short for “Too long; Didn’t read”
Origins: As with all things on the Internet, it is a sin to ramble on and on and on as the attention span of its users are fleeting at best. “tl; dr” is commonly used in online discussion forums to indicate that the post is just too wordy. True to its word, or letters, the phrase “too long; didn’t read” itself is shortened to a mere four letters.
9. FOMO (2013)
FOMO: (noun) anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website
Origins: Nobody seems to know who first mouthed this acronym, but there’s no denying that the fear of missing out has been around even before online social networking was here – we simply called it “keeping up with the Joneses”.
10. GIF (2012)
GIF: (verb) a lossless format for image files that supports both animated and static images
Origins: Word of the year for 2012, GIF, which stands for Graphics Interchange Format, showcases animated images that go round in loops. GIF was created by Steve Wilhite at CompuServe in 1987 but it was only recently, and after years of debate, that the creator confirmed the pronunciation as “jif”.
11. Photobomb (2012)
photobomb: (verb) spoil a photograph of (a person or thing) by unexpectedly appearing in the camera’s field of view as the picture is taken, typically as a prank or practical joke (Source)
Origins: Photobombing had its roots back when The Beatles were the biggest thing on the planet (circa 1970s). However, when photography did the transition from analog to digital, coupled with the proliferation of uploaded photos to photo-sharing sites online, photobombing has since become a tradition.
12. woot (2012)
woot: (exclamation) (especially in electronic communication) used to express elation, enthusiasm, or triumph (Source)
Origins: Normally spelled w00t, with two zeros, the exclamation is popular in forums and among gamers. There are many theories related to its origin, but none can lay claim to be the true original. Find out what the prevalent theories are in a relatively serious attemp to identify its roots, here.
13. Inbox (2012)
inbox: (verb) send a private message or an email to (someone, typically another member of a social networking website or Internet message board)(Source)
Origins: If you think that inbox existed back when emails were ganing popularity, you would be half right. Back then, however, it was more of a noun than a verb. As of 2012 though, the word can also be referred to as a verb as well. “Inbox me” is essentially a “send me a private message” request, althougth we now have an even shorter version for that: PM.
14. Sext (2011)
sext: (verb) send (someone) sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone (Source)
Origins: A combination of the word “sex” and “texting”, the idea of sending lewd messages or photos via mobile phones took flight when MMS overtook SMS as the way to communicate through mobile.
15. Twerk (2013)
twerk: according to oxford dictonary , dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance. for example : just wait till they catch their daughters twerking to this song
Origins: Twerk could had been adapted from the word “work” (“werk”), since dancers are often told to “work it”. The extra “t” at the front could have been added to mean twist or twitch.
16. LOL (2011)
LOL: according to oxford dictionary laughing out loud; laugh out loud (used chiefly in electronic communication to draw attention to a joke or amusing statement, or to express amusement) (abbreviation). it also mean lot of love.
Origins: Heavily used during the early years of the Internet (early 1990s), LOL compensated for the ambiguity of textual communication. Used in a fashion familiar to emoticons, now it has inserted itself into daily conversations via text in emails, chat groups, text messaging and social networking sites.
17. Noob (2009)
noob: (noun) a person who is inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity, especially computing or the use of the Internet (Source)
Origins: Normally spelled as “n00b” with two zeros, the word came from “newb” or “newbie” which refers to someone who is just starting out in the use of the Net. Fun fact, it almost became the millionth word of he English language in 2009, a title that went to “Web 2.0” instead.
18. Hashtag (2009)
hashtag: (noun)according to oxford dictionary a word or phrase preceded by a hash sign (#), used on social media sites such as Twitter , facebook and instagram to identify messages on a specific topic
Origins: Although the hashtag is not invented online, it has certainly been redefined for use, online. Many sources have pointed to open-source advocate Chris Messina (aka “FactoryJoe”) who started the ball rolling by suggesting the use of hashtag in a simple tweet.
19. Unfriend (2009)
unfriend: (verb) remove (someone) from a list of friends or contacts on a social networking website (Source)
Origins: Like the word “unlike”, “unfriend” is the opposite of “friend”-ing someone, where you’d add someone to your list of contacts or social network friends. Unlike the word “unlike” however, “unfriend” was crowned word of the year back in 2009, the year Facebook was expanding exponentially.
20. Troll (2006)
troll: (verb) make a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them (Source)
Origins: Trolls were used to describe ugly dwarfs or giants back in the 1600s, but in modern English describes a method of fishing where one carefully drags a fishing line with a baited hook through the water to lure his catch. In many ways, this is similar to how some people online provoke or aggravate others via offensive or irrelevant postings, in an attempt to evoke an emotional response. Ever since, the word “troll” is used to describe the act of trying to wreak havoc in online discussions.
21. Phablet (2013)
phablet(Noun) : According to oxford dictionary a smartphone having a screen which is intermediate in size between that of a typical smartphone and a tablet computer. for example a 3.5 inch screen is inadequate in a market that is trending towards phablets
Origins: A phablet refers to something between a phone and a tablet, characterised by the screen size of between 5 and 7 inches (See Samsung Galaxy Note). Although the first phone-tablet hybrid is arguably the AT&T EO 440 from 1993, the term “phablet” was only introduced in the 2010s.
Australian for “person who is socially prominent or displays social aspirations.”
Term for a style of soccer play “involving highly accurate short passing and an emphasis on retaining possession of the ball.”this is commonly used by the spanish football giant Fc Barcelona
“Tomorrow,” which has way too many syllables, obvs.
The rising use of acronyms and abbreviations have also changed the way we use English. let expect more internet slang in the dictionary very soon.In case you have any other slang apart from those listed above, feel free to let us know , by using our comment box below.
15 Best Tech Quotes that Dominated the year 2018
Cheerful new year to you all, Today being the first day in the year 2019, We bring to you, best tech quotes that shape the year 2018. Most tech lovers from around the world tag the just concluded year, 2018, as the year of surprises, From Mark Zuckerberg’s declaration in Congress, attempting to clarify the goals and what Facebook is all about to Brian Acton, asserting how he sold is users’ privacy to a bigger advantage.
According to the report collated by wired.com, Below are the tech quotes that shaped the year 2018.
1. “The red line is miles behind us now. It’s no longer in sight.”
—Helen O’Neill, Crispr expert, after the first Crispr’d babies were born. November 29
3. “Avoid at ALL COSTS any mention or implication of AI. Weaponized AI is probably one of the most sensitized topics of AI—if not THE most. This is red meat to the media to find all ways to damage Google.”
—Fei Fei Li, an AI pioneer at Google, in an email to colleagues about the company’s controversial work on a Defense Department initiative called Project Maven. Published May 30
4. “I live with a beginner’s mind. I didn’t realize two weeks ago I was going to buy Time.”
—Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce and now the owner ofTime. September 17
5. “I would rather spend time with the people that are 100 percent aligned with what I want to do and the person that’s most aligned with what I want to do is me.”
—Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital, explaining the turmoil at his firm. September 20
6. “Nothing is ever real until he sends the tweet.”
—A member of the Trump administration, natch. November 13
7. (tie) “Senator, we run ads.”
—Mark Zuckerberg, in congressional testimony, explaining what the company actually does. The phrase quickly became a punchline at Facebook. April 10
8. “Congressman, iPhone is made by a different company.”
—Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, explaining why he can’t explain notifications on a device made by Apple. December 11
9. “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”
10. “We are now facing not just a technological crisis but a philosophical crisis.”
—Yuval Noah Harari, surely the most-read author in Silicon Valley, in conversation with Tristan Harris, surely one of the most influential voices of the past year. October 4
11. “I sold my users’ privacy to a larger benefit. I made a choice and a compromise. And I live with that every day.”
—Brian Acton, founder of WhatsApp, on his regrets. September 26
12. “A sense of open-ended mystery in reality and in life is absolutely core to being a good scientist or a good technologist or, for that matter, a good writer, a good artist, or just a good human being.”
—Jaron Lanier, the creator of VR, and now one of the philosophers of the industry. October 14
13. “How long is the wait usually to, um, be seated?”
—Google’s AI-powered Duplex, in a jaw-dropping demonstration of just how far voice-recognition has come. May 8
14. “He was that kind of guy. You know, an asshole. But a really gifted one. Our asshole, I guess.”
—A coworker at Google about Anthony Levandowski, the controversial self-driving car engineer. Published October 22
As we anticipate so abounding predicted surprises that should dominate the tech industry this new year 2019, Let us know if you any suggestion or quotes that you think should have been added to the above list. Once again, Happy New year.
Tips on how to Influence Workers to Acquire Things Completed Correctly in time Without Using Positional Authority
Could you achieve benefits devoid of right? The simple remedy is problem is methods to do that. Each of us experience a limited sum of right. And the positional authority that accompany our title enables all of us to have some influence, although far much less than is required to get the work completed. In order to get issues performed in time and with the highest top quality expected thus you may satisfy the needs and anticipations of our clients and the ones with whom we do the job, we need to rely on other folks. Also to conduct that, we need influence — but the right type of influence. Impact is a Control Top quality and a Administration Skill Impact is the ability to obtain our objective (to get do the job done) once we do not experience finished control or enough recognized to accomplish each of our objective. Effect is not tricks. Carried out very well and carried out best suited, effect is usually not: 2. A demonstration of power* A strategy to gain increased control* A way to promote the personal agenda* A way to glance good to others in the organization* A means of self-promotionInfluence is all about mutuality. Although influence is known as a powerful device for having work done, right now there are barriers that may wait in your way of influencing others. These boundaries cause all of us to count on positional specialist to acquire things completed. 10 Limitations You Want to Overcome to Influence Employees as well as your Peers
1 ) Fear – This is the number 1 issue that stops all of us from employing effect to acquire job done. And fear appears in various varieties. It can be the worry of failure, the fear penalized rejected, the worry of showing up foolish, the fear that we all aren’t very good enough. No matter what you fear so much, fear quits us inactive in the tracks. We typically be successful, we have a tendency put in influence because we’ve got persuaded by ouselves just before we even begin which we may not or will certainly not be good. 2. Lack of ability to develop true romantic relationships — Persons help with persons they like. They buy from persons they want. They provide you with support to people they like. To believe otherwise is always to miss a major component of company success. It can be not possible to apply effect about an individual with which you have not really developed a genuine and great relationship. 3. Poor responsiveness — The quicker you respond a lot more responsive you appear. And if response is important to the person you want to effect, you have just realized a great impression upon them, and get often added value by a giving them some thing they were enthusiastic about. 4. Overselling – This may not be just a concern we see found in sales people young and old; costly concern we come across during a business irrespective of could be position. Overselling is aggravating and this also conveys uncertainty in your position. Because a person says yes, and you continue to try to encourage them- what are you undoubtedly communicating? a few. Quitting at No – Nowadays, nobody would like rejection. However “no” is usually the response we get when the time of this inquire is incorrect (i. electronic., “no, not right now”or “no, I need extra information”). Quite often, an doubt is not a rejection. It’s an ask for details and a chance for further more controversy. Don’t let simply no be an instant lost opportunity. 6. Perfectionism — All too often, we consider that except if a project, proposition, make certain is appropriately framed, it cannot progress. This is normally dead wrong. Perfection transmits an unintended communication of you getting indecisiveness and the more serious case it can set up immobilization. Even though you might believe you are going after perfection, each other wonders can be taking you so longer. 7. Over-Expressing Personal Beliefs — Several operators and officers just can’t appear to keep their very own opinions to themselves. Have you heard a director criticize the peers, their particular tenants, the subcontractors with statements such as “they merely don’t get it”. One more hazard is to communicate personal personal or perhaps cultural attitudes such as “the democrats type of health-related is undoubtedly socialized medicine” or “teachers are actually payed too much and they underperform”. Expressing personal beliefs has a way of tearing with an organization and irritating other folks. (By the way in which, these two cases are articles only and do not reflect either of our beliefs. )8. Deficiency of Concentration — It is difficult to acquire work done or to get much value if you go via one job to an additional; 1 thought to a new; one strategy to another and finish little or nothing. Quite often people will certainly just offer up, stop listening or no longer support your time and effort.
9. Low of the Impression Control (Executive Presence) — This is not just close to seeking the part. It is about becoming the portion. It’s actually about taking care of your photograph thoughtfully and not synthetically. Deal with it or not really, unsuitably shown, exhausted, overweight, out of condition, sloppy people present a poor and unconvincing graphic. 10. Not enough Gratitude — People just like recognition; that they like to find out they are valued; they decide to be noticed in a great method. Ignore this kind of in your danger. Remember, in case you are unwilling or think it has the unnecessary to identify and express appreciation for others, your probability of influencing them is One of the Top 10 Barriers Presenting You Back From Influencing Others? We now have often located that a single or even more of the in this article behavioral personality is present in individuals who all imagine (or who all others believe) are less successful then they possibly need to end up being or perhaps can easily be. These types of behaviors would be the intangibles that inhibit very good performance. We expect these intangibles are and so crucial that you find and go to to (if you observe these in the unique believed techniques or perhaps behaviors) that should you refuse to house these people, you are going to come up short of exerting the influence essential to get work on time the proper way and finding the perfect tools on this www.theboilerwerks.com page.
How to Successfully Migrate a Data IT Center
Migrations of large data centers are enough complicated as they pose significant risk to event iData IT Centerntegrity. The behind best practices may urge on IT executives to apportion seize resources for migration plans, measures and tests that will guard corporate documentation and confidential data even if also improving all prerequisites of success.
IT decision makers who twist the task to migrate their corporate data centers during the overall infrastructure refurbishment strategy:
Always tally third-party experiences bearing in mind standard knowledge base, especially if they realize not possess in-company experience tolerable to plan, kill and checking account upon huge projects same to migrations of data centers.
Ensure to devise as well as authorize a obedient communication strategy for all phases of migration – this is valuable to diminish the fortuitous of errors. Make sure every affected departments are served like total information.
In order to take on risk lessening they use catastrophe recovery protocols and frequently manage tests.
Meticulously record how the process of migration is implemented during all periods of the project to ensure that valuable record are lessons and reference materials for post-migration follow-up are preserved for the sake of completeness of the entire procedure.
Lets bow to a look at the fine examples that responsible IT manager should judge even though executing the migration of data center .
It is extremely important to ensure that you have acceptable knack set in the past you begin this important journey. Third-party completion may be a good option.
Assembling the Right Team
Significant projects require an experienced leader who will build a team comprising experts from every committed departments. This project lead must as well as have the skill to manage resources and to give tasks.
3. Preparation Stage
The talent of any project depends upon thorough preparation and meticulous set sights on setting. Tests are in addition to essential.
4. Create it Simple
The less data requires moving, the easier would the total process be. Attempt to simplify, condense, virtualize, optimize, tidy happening the data days past you actually begin your project.
5. Direct Interdependencies
At this stage you create a positive assessment of all interconnections in the midst of tools, platforms, and various equipment such as cloud, servers, and on-site data storage . During this stage you will new judge the stability and create a list of small details of alternative steps of the project.
6. Mare determined to Communicate
Working communication strategy is necessary during every steps of data migration. Communication is necessary considering it comes to eliminating errors and establishing trusted data quarrel routes. Communication must influence all departments and clarify participants and responsibilities during collective process.
Discussing the migration plan later internal IT team and matter units is with important as a exaggeration to avoid disruptions. Allow people know practically milestones, practicable challenges, and focus upon successes.
7. Planning is Key
The number of data migration steps often depends on alternating factors such as data center volume, risk of abet disruptions, as skillfully as budget requirements.
8. Plot for the Future
Problems undoubtedly arise at all stages of actual data exchange. Its taking place to decision maker to predict such problems in order to create commandeer risk avoidance protocols. Again, this takes us encourage to well-planned preparation phase.
9. Tests are Important
Perfection comes later experience. Since you begin migrating the applications, decree a set of tests to ensure a “baseline” of various functional levels, including its feat to feign without affecting its performance.
10. Do not Panic
To steer certain of fortuitous errors, take on board a “freeze” grow old coming on just since the migration process and stopping unexpectedly after you total the migration.
During the migration, be prepared to charge connectivity problems, faulty credentials or negated testing. Sometimes such issues repercussion in a cascading effect upon overall system performance, especially if no flee route has been set.
11. Analyse Again
Even if you have performed repeated tests, hug a risk-based attitude that relies on opinions of experts inside the company.
12. Post-migration Tests
Hurray! You now have completed a flawless migration. Still, you craving to have allocated proficient resources user-friendly for the bordering week or so. Extra attention is still warranted to any failures in network performance. Also, check that corporate networking facilities and firewalls are sufficiently tested for stability as well as speed.
13. Enactment the Audit
An audit of the migration journey is usually warranted. This vital evaluation will manage to pay for priceless details and knowledge nearly various expertise factors.
14. Realize the Closure
Complete the deferment in a due ventilate to make determined that no hidden errors may impact corporate IT in the coming weeks.
15. Remember to Schedule Updates
All the documentation should be maintained in imitation of the data middle migration is complete. Praise the difficult exploit of all people involved! Your did a great job. online data room