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‘Cyberbullying’ Now An Official Word. So is ‘retweet’ and ‘sexting’ (thanks, Anthony Weiner?) The Concise Oxford English Dictionary has added 400 new entries of slang into it’s big list of words. They include the above, as well as:
I look forward to the future, when nobody ever makes any sense.
“ Sometime this month, and as soon as this week, the court will issue its final decision in the case. It will be, at long last, the definitive adjudication of one of the most voluminous and colorful cases in the history of American jurisprudence. But for those whose lives constituted the case’s facts, the decision will mean less than nothing. For within one year of that morning in 2006, all of them would be gone.”
“ A team is where you have your teammate’s back regardless of what happens; you defend them and you sort out any dirty laundry quietly behind closed doors. There was almost none of that at ESPN. There was no encouragement, because the atmosphere was one of stick the knife in his back, climb the corporate ladder. It was a very, very negative place to work. Don’t believe the mascot promos. Life is not like that at SportsCenter. The prevailing idea was that the network was much more important than individuals.”
Every major newspaper assigns a reporter to gather information about older luminaries and to write advance obituaries. A former colleague of Thomson at the Journal recently described the time an editor talked about doing this for Murdoch.
“Rupert is not going to die,” Thomson said.
“In the event he does?” the editor responded.
“Rupert is not going to die,” Thomson repeated.
More from the profile of WSJ managing editor/F.O.R. Robert Thomson in this week’s New Yorker.