Most of us have heard of hangry and some of us have experienced it. Now, it is in the dictionary. This interesting and humorous information came to us from NPR in their article, “‘Oxford English Dictionary’ Adds New Entries Including ‘Hangry‘.”
Hangry is one of the newest entries and it is defined as “bad tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.” Just think of the current Snickers commericals and you will understand.
Interestingly though, the other word added was mansplain. For those that don’t know, it is when a man explains “needlessly, overbearingly or condescendingly.” There isn’t a woman in the workplace that hasn’t experienced this, whether they recognize and/or name it, or not. These two words being applicable in the same setting does open the possibility for some serious fireworks.
Other words added to the Oxford English Dictionary this time around include ransomware, snowflake and the school of hard knocks.
Melody K. Smith
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