Contact Us

New Words Added To The Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary
Hulton Archive

The Oxford English Dictionary just got a whole lot classier.

According to the Independent, the famous book of words has added a new batch of phrases to its online dictionary, including the “five-second rule” and “muffin top.”

Look up “five-second rule” and you’ll find the following: “Allows for the eating of a delicious morsel that has fallen to the floor, provided that it is retrieved within the specified period of time.”

As for “muffin top,” the dictionary now provides two definitions, one of which references an old episode of ‘Seinfeld.’ “The top portion of a muffin, or sometimes a muffin cooked in a special shallow tin so that it consists exclusively of this top part, without the soggy bottom whose relative undesirability once inspired an episode of 1990s ‘Seinfeld,’” it reads.

The second, more colloquial definition, refers to “a protuberance of flesh above the waistband of a tight pair of trousers (“spare tire” or “love handle”), which may sometimes be attributed to an excessive appreciation for muffin tops in the literal sense.”

And if that wasn’t enough, the dictionary has also added “couch surfing” and the abbreviation “LOL” (Laughing Out Loud), among others.

’30 Rock’s’ Jenna Maroney must be so thrilled.

[The Independent]

More From Hot 107.9

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1079ishot.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on HOT 107.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on HOT 107.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!