Mx and ‘manspreading’ added to Oxford Dictionary

Mx and ‘manspreading’ added to Oxford Dictionary

The words are among the latest list to enter into the revered publication.

The free online dictionary – created by the publishers of the esteemed Oxford English Dictionary – added the words during its quarterly update today (August 27).

The list featured a host of new words that have garnered widespread usage in the English language.

The title Mx is a gender-neutral alternative to Mr and Ms, which has grown in use and popularity – with MPs being sworn into the House of Commons given the option of the gender neutral title for the first time after May’s election.

It is one of a number of gender neutral honourifics, such as Dr. and Rev. – but is intended for general use instead of specific to a profession.

Mx is defined in the dictionary as “n: a title used before a person’s surname by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender.”

Manspreading, on the other hand (or should that be crotch?), is a term coined by frequenters of public transport, referring to men who “splay their legs wide apart, encroaching on neighbouring seats”.manspread-21

Other contemporary entrants include the politically inspired “Brexit” – “a term for the hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom’s from the 28-nation European Union” – and beer o’clock – which is pretty self-explanatory.

Just don’t make us “hangry” – or we might just “rage-quit” and head to a “cat-cafe”.

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  1. Francis
    August 28, 06:31 Reply

    TDC ought to be happy with this post. Lol

      • Francis
        August 28, 07:17 Reply

        Something to stimulate his intellect and not vapid stuff like Kelly-Rancic drama.

        • Tiercel de Claron
          August 28, 09:39 Reply

          Your mouth there,Francis.
          Tho you’re partly right,was discussing this just last night with babe,new words cropping up all over the place.Leaving us oldies befuddled most times.
          Who here know what’s the meaning of Caro?.
          Students in the house,that que goes to you mostly

  2. ken
    August 28, 07:03 Reply

    And she had to put up the hunkiest juciest man-spreading his hot hunky muscly…….woosh *fans self n cums*

  3. #Chestnut
    August 28, 07:11 Reply

    “Man-spreading”…hehehe; I should try that some day…but I no get short-knicker.
    (PP and Dennis coman see ORANGE shorts o!)

    • Dennis Macaulay
      August 28, 10:38 Reply

      My dear I have that exact shade of orange! And since I don’t wear underwear, sometimes “bros” makes it hard to sit down without rearing his ugly face

      • Francis
        August 28, 11:03 Reply

        All of una wey dey waka sin underwear or inside jockstrap. Una lucky oh.

        Sweat no dey free person *sighs*

  4. Sinnex
    August 28, 09:23 Reply

    I wish Nigerian buses were like the one in the picture above… I would have been jumping buses every single time.

    • kacee
      August 28, 11:13 Reply

      Hahahahahaha like seriously o

  5. Max
    August 28, 10:50 Reply

    That caption pic though.. *fans self *

  6. Khaleesi
    August 28, 12:27 Reply

    what about “HORNgry” (Horny + Hungry) … well, thats what you get in progressive societies. I have noticed that for the last few years, a lot of US/UK websites have options for male, female and
    ‘prefer not to disclose” … likely in recognition of non – gender conforming persons …

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