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Old 06-09-2003, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The newest word in the Oxford Dictionary is...

... Bling-bling.


Yes, the word that was once hip-hop jargon is now slang, and is in the oh-so-proper Oxford English Dictionary.

The article...

I wonder if we can use it in scrabble now?

If this keeps up there will be some interesting words for 'marijuana' and 'woman' in the next edition of the Oxford Theasaurus...
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Old 06-09-2003, 08:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Kinda fucked up really....
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Old 06-09-2003, 08:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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And if the "word" falls out of favor, oh say, in a minute or so... well than what? I ain't buying no dictionary fulla obsoletosity.
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Old 06-09-2003, 09:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's like putrefaction and putrefication. Both are valid! Soon, "bling-bling" and "cheese" will fall behind some other term.

Soon like last week?
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Old 06-09-2003, 10:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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tch... slang will be our undoing.
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Old 06-10-2003, 12:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 06-10-2003, 01:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 06-12-2003, 06:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Has anyone read The Professor and the Madman about the making of the OED? It's fascinating. They wait for at least five years before a new word qualifies. I guess bling-bling has been around since '99...
There's so many words in that sucka! And so many that haven't been used for ages. I have the "shorter" version. It has everything you could ever think of and more.
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Old 06-12-2003, 07:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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"Bling-bling" will join a host of other hip-hop words: "jiggy," "bootylicious," "breakbeat," "dope," and "phat."

Good god!
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Old 06-13-2003, 09:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I never was all about the Bling-Bling anyway.
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Old 06-13-2003, 09:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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What is the world coming to?!
"bling-bling" (insert rolling of eyes and shaking of head here)

I guess all I can say is wtf is next?
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Old 06-13-2003, 11:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Once a word goes into the Oxford English Dictionary, it never comes out. Ever. "Bling-bling" will join a host of other hip-hop words: "jiggy," "bootylicious," "breakbeat," "dope," and "phat."
This planet sucks, I want a new one.
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Old 06-13-2003, 11:44 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Minx
I guess all I can say is wtf is next?
I heard it was going to be 'wtf'
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Old 06-13-2003, 12:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 06-13-2003, 12:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 06-13-2003, 05:59 PM   #16 (permalink)
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this is messed up, that does not belong in the dictionary at all,
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Old 06-13-2003, 06:07 PM   #17 (permalink)
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As long as they put that picture of Mr. T beside the definition, I'm alright with it.
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Old 06-13-2003, 07:15 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Hey Meridae'n...There is no way anyone could bust out bling-bling in a Scrabble game. Or is there? Is the hyphen included? Either way it wouldn't be worth scrapple, the plate values of B,L,I,N,G don't add up to much...maybe if you hooked up with a triple word score or something...I don't know?

Ebonics is accepted in schools as a legitimate form of dialect...so I guess it should be included...

Who the hell is reading the dictionary besides me anyway??!!
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