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'Tweet' added as noun and verb to Oxford English Dictionary

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Twitter has unquestionably become one of the world's most go-to sites for sharing information and content, but it took six years for the folks behind the Oxford English Dictionary to catch up.

Two years after the Merriam-Webster Dictionary added the word "tweet" to the book, the Oxford offering will finally do the same as a noun and a verb in this quarter's update.

Oxford, in what they're calling a "quiet announcement" in their June 2013 update, says they're breaking their own rules a bit to add tweet to their dictionary.

"Namely...a new word needs to be current for ten years before consideration for inclusion," OED Chief Editor John Simpson said in the update. "But it seems to be catching on."

Other words and phrases included in this update include "to have a cow and "wingsuit."

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