"Tweet", "dad dancing" and "geekery" are three of more than 1,200 new or revised words in the latest version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) released on Friday.
周五出版的最新版《牛津英语词典》收录修编了1200多条新词汇，包括"Tweet"(推文)，"dad dancing" (老爸舞姿)和"geekery" (极客范儿)等。
The dictionary said in a quarterly update on its website that it had expanded its entries for "follow" (verb), "follower" (noun), and "tweet" (noun and verb) to include social media terms that have exploded in the past six years.
《牛津英语词典》每季度更新一次，该词典在网站上表示，新版扩充了多条词汇，如"follow" 关注(动词)、"follower" 粉丝(名词)、"tweet" 推文/发推文(动词和名词)等，将过去六年人们最常用的社交媒体词汇收入新版词典中。
According to the dictionary, "tweet" is now a posting on the social networking service Twitter as well as its more traditional meaning: a brief high-pitched sound.
"This breaks at least one OED rule, namely that a new word needs to be current for ten years before consideration for inclusion," said the OED's chief editor John Simpson in a statement. "But it seems to be catching on."
"Crowdsourcing", "flash mob", "geekery" and "dad dancing" also earned a place in an OED now containing 823,000 entries.
新版《牛津英文词典》收词823,000条，包括"Crowdsourcing" (众包) "flash mob" (快闪)"geekery" (极客范儿)和"dad dancing" (老爸舞姿)等网络词汇也被收录其中。
"Crowdsourcing" is defined as the practice of obtaining information or services by soliciting input from a large number of people, typically via the Internet and often without offering compensation.
A "flash mob" is a large group of people organized by means of the Internet, or mobile phones or other wireless devices, who assemble in public to perform a prearranged action together and then quickly disperse.
Watchers of "The Big Bang Theory" hit U.S. TV show will recognize "geekery". It's meaning has been updated from a rarely used term for bizarre circus acts in favor of an obsessive devotion to or knowledge of a particular subject or pursuit and also the state of being a geek or "geekiness".
Other more worthy terms, such as "fiscal cliff", "e-reader" and "fracking" also make appearances alongside an alarm bell for fathers of brides at the height of the wedding season.
其它更常用的词条还有"fiscal cliff" (财政悬崖) , "e-reader"(电子书)和"fracking"(水力压裂法)等。 这些词和“结婚旺季中的新娘父亲警铃”一起出现在词典里。
Those funky moves on the dancefloor at the wedding reception are unlikely to impress the OED. They are drily captured by the term "dad dancing".
"An awkward, unfashionable, or unrestrained style of dancing to pop music, as characteristically performed by middle-aged or older men," the OED definition reads.