Why the Oxford English Dictionary Declared 'YOLO' and 'Clickbait' to Be Words

Volumes of the second edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Photo via Flickr user mrpolyonymous

Once again, the Oxford English Dictionary has been updated. Among its most recent additions, it revealed yesterday that "yogalates," "YOLO," and "clickbait" can now all be certifiably used to win a game of Scrabble.

Like its naming of the crying face emoji as the word of the year for 2015, these additions could all very easily be construed as the desperate search for an ever-receding...

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