Acronym-based words making the new list include FOMO, which has nothing to do with a sexual orientation slur and everything to do with the Fear of Missing Out; LDR, which is not a type of World War II landing craft but a Long Distance Relationship, and BYOD, which stands for Bring Your Own (electronic) Device.
Texting shortcuts that are now words, according to Oxford, include "srsly," a shorthand version of "seriously," and "squee," an abbreviation derived from "squeal with delight."
Even more alarming than having squee and srsly being considered real words were recent decisions by the editors of dictionaries produced by Google, Cambridge, Webster and MacMillan to make the word "literally" also mean "figuratively." For decades, language purists have cringed on the occasions when uninformed writers used "literally" to mean anything other than "exactly," or "in a literal manner."
In other words, if reading an article in which someone using the adverb incorrectly "literally" made your head explode, then there should be gray matter and skull fragments dripping from the pages of your newspaper, magazine or electronic device.
But the inclusion of a second definition authorizes the use of "literally" to provide "emphasis or to express strong feeling" while acknowledging "something that is not literally true."
So, with "literally" now meaning two basically opposite things, some English experts are recommending avoiding the word entirely.
Twerks for me.