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The Oxford English Dictionary’s List Of New Words Is So 2017 It Hurts

Now you can officially stay #woke.

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It's that magical time of year again when the Oxford English Dictionary goes through revisions and adds words that have made it into mainstream culture.

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So what did this installment of new words bring? The OED officially recognized the word "woke."

ABC / Via “woke” as “originally: well-informed, up-to-date. Now chiefly: alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice; frequently in stay woke

Woke has been updated to reflect common usage and is defined as: "Originally: well-informed, up-to-date. Now chiefly: alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice; frequently in stay woke."

And "post-truth."

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The OED is describing post-truth as: "Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping political debate or public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief."

Oh, and they totally made the word "thing" a thing.

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Thing is defined as: "a genuine or established phenomenon or practice. Typically somewhat depreciative, often in questions conveying surprise or incredulity.”

So there you go. In our post-truth society the Oxford English Dictionary has officially made the word woke a thing.

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