FYI: OMG! The OED would call this a sentence. LOL

So check out the new words that were added yesterday to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). What is this world coming to? Abbreviations like OMG, LOL, FYI, BFF are being included in the newest update (March 24th 2011) of the OED. They aren’t exactly calling them words. The OED is referring to the abbreviated expressions as “initialisms”.

Its funny that my spell check is underlining the word “initialisms”, but not “FYI”.

Should we officially include initialisms into our language?

Do they help or hurt our language?



About mikedavenport

Mike Davenport: I live in Charlotte, NC. I am studying to follow my calling into The Ministry of Jesus Christ. I am not exactly sure where God is calling me, but I am listening. I am married to my beautiful wife Jesalyn and we are about to have our first child.

Posted on March 25, 2011, in Viewpoint. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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