‘Simples’, ‘tweetheart’ and ‘fauxmance’ - new additions to dictionary!

October 27th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Gordon Brown London, Oct 27 (ANI): It has been a while since the English dictionary was updated but now a string of new words have made their way to the latest Collins English Dictionary.

‘Fauxmance’, ‘tweetheart’ and ‘bigotgate’ are some of the popular terms, and there are others like ‘Cleggmania’ and ‘Con-Lib’ that were found listed in the literary tool published this week, reports the Daily Express.

‘Simples’ means easy to do and arrives courtesy of Aleksandr the Meerkat from the advert for price comparison website comparethemarket.com while ‘BGT’ stands for Britain’s Got Talent thanks to the impression made by television.

‘Tweetheart’ is a user who is admired by others and “tweet tooth” - a strong desire to send a tweet, and ‘fauxmance’ refers to “a fictitious romance between two celebrities, concocted in order to gain press coverage”.

Meanwhile former prime minister Gordon Brown will not be allowed to forget his encounter with disillusioned Labour supporter Gillian Duffy in Rochdale in April as “bigotgate” is preserved in print.

David Cameron’s contribution is “broken society” - described by Collins as a perceived or apparent general decline in moral values.

Wordsmiths based in Glasgow identified the new inclusions using a 2.5 billion-word database. (ANI)

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