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OED's new words include 'mansplaining' but steer clear of 'poomageddon'

Dictionary’s fresh definitions include more than 100 words related to parenting, but Mumsnet users’ neologisms for toilet disasters stay on watch listFrom “poonami” to “shitastrophy”, the venerable editors of the Oxford English Dictionary found themselves deluged with words relating to the explosive contents of nappies when they turned to parenting forum Mumsnet to ask which words and phrases should be considered for inclusion in their latest update.Because many of the terms that form part of the everyday vocabulary of parenting are relatively recent coinages, according to the dictionary, the OED...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Tuesday, 30 January