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Edited by on August 18 2011 at 2:10 PM

The Oxford English Dictionary announced the newest words it has officially added to the English language, including mankini, jegging, sexting, cyberbullying and retweet. It’s comforting to know that when future generations look back on the early 21st century, we will be defined by douchey, oversexed tweens with questionable taste in clothes and far too much time on their chubby little hands.

The English Language Just Got a Little Less Classy

In a mankini warzone

Oxford is also celebrating its 100th anniversary when new words such as marconigram (a wireless telegraph message), kinematograph (something along the lines of a movie projector) and petticoat emerged back in 1911.

From petticoats to mankinis…you’ve had a hard 100 years haven’t you, western civilization? [Mirror]

Story by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester at