Tech-Inspired Words

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Miley Cyrus Twerking at the MTV Video Music Awards

Many baby boomers are very proud of their vocabulary skills. However, in this day and age a lot of new words are being born on the Internet. Here are some words the Oxford English Dictionary added recently.

Twerking: Dancing in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and squatting.

Click and Collect: When you buy something on the Internet and then pick it up in person so you don’t have to wait for delivery.

Derp: A stupid action.

Digital Detox: A period of time when a person refrains from using electronics products.

Selfie: A picture you take of yourself, usually with a smartphone.