25 Silly Pop Culture Words That Shouldn’t Belong In The Dictionary

It’s official: The Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam Webster have given credence to silly pop culture words which are now etched for all eternity into the English language. We can’t really complain though; that’s how English works. There’s a longstanding joke that goes something like this: “English follows other languages into dark alleys, beats them up, then rummages in their pockets for random bits of grammar and syntax” and it’s not wrong. Perhaps these 25 Silly Pop Culture Words That Shouldn’t Belong In The Dictionary have already made it into your daily vocabulary (we kind of hope not).

Subscribe to List25

25

"Adorbs" used to be an annoying teenager's way of shortening the word "Adorable". Now it has its own entry into the dictionary.

totesadorbsbunnySource: http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/ Image Source: https://pixabay.com/en/rabbit-palm-hand-snatch-redheaded-373691/
24

"Cheerer-upper" sounds like something Buddy the Elf would say, but it's also officially a word in the English Language! A noun meaning someone who cheers you up. It's cute, it's sweet, it sounds like something a child who's just starting to grasp grammar would say.

smilies-bank-sit-restSource:http://www.dictionary.com/browse/cheerer-upper Image Source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/yellow-plush-toy-160739/

23

YOLO (short for You Only Live Once) has been added to the official Oxford English Dictionary. Because apparently they no longer want to be taken more seriously than a teenager who's about to make a horrible life choice.

yoloSource: http://www.independent.co.uk/ Image Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:YOLO_You_only_live_once.jpg
22

Clickbait - a noun meaning a misleading headline for an article or story online, causing you to click on it - is another one we can now keep forever.

clickingSource:http://www.independent.co.uk/ Image Source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/black-and-white-cup-hand-mug-1883/

21

A humblebrag is when someone tries to be modest, but is really just drawing attention to how awesome they are. This is very often seen among moms on social media (no judgement, the author is one) and celebrity tweets, such as Chrissy Teigen's "What does one even wear to a meeting at the Style Network?!". Let's all just not, okay?

HumblebragSource: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com Image Source: Shutterstock (word added)


SEE ALSO: 25 Most Expensive Things In The World »

NOW WATCH: 25 Best Superfoods You Need To Start Eating Now

Subscribe to List25

What do you think?

0 points
Upvote Downvote
25 Quotes From MLK Jr. To Inspire Your Day

25 Quotes From MLK Jr. To Inspire Your Day

25 Volunteer Travel Experiences You Should Try

25 Volunteer Travel Experiences You Should Try