Collins Releases New Words List
We recently reported on how the next edition Oxford Dictionary is to incorporate words such as sexting and woot. Now comes news that another major English-language dictionary, Collins, has announced its own list of new words to be included in its next edition.
The Guardian reports that about 70 new words have been included in the 11th edition of the Collins English Dictionary, due out today in the UK. Zumba, mumpreneur and Arab Spring are words that reflect recent developments in politics, technology, fashion and contemporary culture. Other words of interest to have made the cut include kewl, planking and emberrorist (one who uses humiliation for malevolent purposes), while the inclusion of the verb unfollow and the noun clicktivism are two of the inclusions reflecting recent developments in online behaviour.