'Duck Face,' 'Obamacare,' 'Permadeath' Added to Oxford Dictionary - NBC Bay Area

'Duck Face,' 'Obamacare,' 'Permadeath' Added to Oxford Dictionary



    'Duck Face,' 'Obamacare,' 'Permadeath' Added to Oxford Dictionary

    The information age is changing not just how we live--but how we speak.

    Among the thousands of new words added by the Oxford Dictionaries online is al desko, which means not dining outside but at your desk.

    Also added is duck face, the Kardashian pout people wear when they take selfies. Obamacare made the cut too.

    And with the popularity of video games like Call of Duty, gamer lingo is creeping into conversation, with words like permadeath and respawn.

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