Twerking & the Internet of Things: Together at Last

It’s official: The “Internet of things” proudly joins “jorts,” “space tourism,” and “twerk,” as words that were recently accepted into the Oxford English Dictionary.

Internet of Things
(/ˈintərˌnet/əv/\ˈthiŋ\) noun: a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.

As the “definitive record of the English language,” the OED receives thousands of new word submissions each year and only includes “words or terms used in a variety of different sources that have emerged as significant or important enough that we think are likely to stand the test of time.”

Interestingly, here are “words” you will not find in the Oxford Dictionary:
• okay
• nevermind
• irregardless
• alright
• alot–which always makes us think of this
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