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SPOKANE, Wash. - With technology expanding at an exponential rate, it seems like new words are making their way into our vocabulary. Sometimes they are shorthand for already common vernacular. Sometimes they are text speak. Remember the first time you heard, "LOL," or "OMG"? Sometimes these new words disappear, but other times they get called up to the majors: The Oxford Dictionaries. 

On Thursday, Britain's Oxford University Press announced they were adding some new words to their online dictionaries. Perhaps you've heard of them. Perhaps not. Here's a few of the new terms you can look up and use in your everyday colloquies. 

1.) Vaping - E-cigarettes have created not only an alternative to smoking, but also a new vocabulary. "Vape" or "Vaping" refers to the act of smoking an e-cig. 

2.) Listicle - If you have Facebook, you know what this is, or at least you've seen dozens of them clog your feed. Popular with sites like Buzzfeed, "Listicles" are internet articles in the form of a numbered or bullet-pointed list. You know, "Top 26 reasons you're Ross and not Chandler from Friends." Just in case that was bogging down your mind at night. (Spoiler: I'm Chandler)

3.) Live-tweet - Posting comments about an event on Twitter as it is taking place. KHQ is great at this during any sort of breaking news, weather, elections, etc. Come say hi to us on Twitter at @KHQLocalNews. 

4.) Binge-watch - If you have Netflix, you've done this. You know when they release an entire season of Breaking Bad and you can't just watch one episode and end up watching the entire season only to realize 12 hours later that it's light out and you had to be to work 30 minutes ago? Who hasn't done that? Well, now you can tell your boss you were Binge-watching Walter White's transformation from science teacher to drug kingpin. And they can't get mad at you. Because you were doing something that is now officially in the Oxford Dictionary (*online version). 

Maybe that's not the best idea. Although it probably wouldn't be the actual new terms that gets you out of trouble, because honestly how could your boss not understand you watching 12 straight episodes of Breaking Bad? Maybe don't try it with something like, The Gilmore Girls. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but let's face it, your boss probably isn't a fan, or at least they won't admit they are. There's an idea: See if you can get your boss to admit their guilty pleasure TV show. If nothing else, you may be able to bond over something, or extort a free personal day in exchange for your silence. (Note: I don't recommend extorting free personal days from your boss. You may end up binge-watching shows simply because you don't have a job anymore.)

If you want to check out more of these new entries, CLICK HERE: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us

Remember though that just because they are here today, they could be gone tomorrow. Most don't stand the test of time, however some do become staples. "Selfie" for example was last years most popular new word. And with all of us having cell phones glued to our hands, those aren't going away anytime soon. 

However, the inclusion into the online dictionary does not mean the words will become permanent additions to the English language and make it into the actual Oxford English Dictionary. Let's hope that's the case. I'm certainly hoping we've seen the last of, "YOLO." If you're not sure what that means, check out the link above, but I assure you, it's best to not know and just let that one die. 

TTYL everyone! (Just kidding)

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