Oxford Dictionary to cease after adding ‘amazeballs’
Word News: The Oxford English Dictionary has announced plans to add the word ‘amazeballs’ to its latest edition and then immediately cease publishing.
“Throughout its long and distinguished history, the Oxford English Dictionary has sought to reflect the language of the time,” said Oxford University Press spokesman Gideon Huggs-Bosom.
“And it is precisely because of that we will cease publication and instead focus on wallowing in intense despair at the state of modern language.”
Aside from the existence of the word amazeballs, the University Press has also cited other reasons for them closing down forever.
They say that the dictionary is irrelevant in contemporary times – as people ‘rely on the auto-correct on their phones’, or ‘just use Google as a spellchecker’.
“Work began on the Oxford English Dictionary in 1857, so it’s a sad day for us,” said Huggs-Bosom. “On the other hand, I’ll have totes freemium time to chillax with my bros on staycation.”
Story: Simon Swatman