Is “app” officially a word?
Is a word legitimate if enough people use it?
Quickly evolving technology constantly changes our vocabulary, from the words we use to the way we write them in a sentence. But apart from creating fresh words through new media (“unfriend”), we pull from pop culture references (“threequel”) and even other languages (“vuvuzela”).
Before you check out the graphic, here’s a sneak peek at which words joined the Oxford English Dictionary since the year 2000:
Here’s the graphic: (View a larger image.)