Three hundred words were recently added to, which monitors current trends in the use of modern English. There appeared to be some trends in the themes of words added this time, specifically fitness and well-being. This interesting news came to us from Independent in their article, “New words give food for thought to dictionary users.”

Fitspiration is a person or thing that serves as motivation for someone to sustain or improve health and fitness. Superfruit is a nutrient-rich fruit considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. These were just two examples of the most recently accepted words.

According to the head of content development at Oxford Dictionary, the wide range of new terms complemented reports of recent socio-cultural trends, such as those suggesting millennials are choosing to spend less money on alcohol and more money eating exotic world foods.

It is important to note that the fact that these recent additions made it to the online version of the Oxford Dictionary does not automatically mean they will find their way into print versions.

Melody K. Smith

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