Sexting and Retweet Added to the Dictionary

Hey, did you hear that a bunch of new words were added to the dictionary? Some geeky words like, "noob," "woot!" "sexting," and "retweet." Oh, woe is us. The English language is doomed.

Among the 400 additions are a lot of portmanteaus that have become unfortunately emblematic of our time: Mankini, sexting, jeggings, etc.

Who do they think they are, adding ridiculous new words to the dictionary? I only speak using words that were around during Edwardian England. That's the last time English meant anything, as far as I'm concerned. Seriously, "retweet?" What's wrong with "republish a comment from the computer-based publishing platform Twitter?" Barbarians. [HuffPo, image via ultrabaker/Flickr]