Tony Abbott Would Approve Of The Oxford Dictionary’s Latest Addition

Tony Abbott Would Approve Of The Oxford Dictionary’s Latest Addition

Languages evolve over time and as much as we might hate words being vandalised by roving bands of lexically-challenged youths, we can’t really stop the march of our shifting vocabularies. Sometimes however, a good one sneaks in. Like “budgie smuggler”. OK, good might be a little strong…

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Yes, it’s official — at least for the Oxford English Dictionary. For the publication’s June 2016 update, the sub-entry “budgie smuggler” has been added to its burgeoning pages.

Turns out OED doesn’t shy away from the task of adding new entries — the list of inclusions is extensive and if you have time, makes for an interesting read.

It also means budgie smugglers is in, uh, appropriate company:

budgie smugglers
butt cheek
butt crack
butt plug
butt-naked
butt-ugly

Yeah, I think the OED has more than enough butts now.

[Oxford English Dictionary via ABC]