dictionaryFollowing an earlier announcement that LOL and OMG have entered the Oxford English dictionary, it has been revealed that words such as ‘dubstep’ and ‘grime’ have made it into the newest edition of the Chambers dictionary. Both ‘grime’ and ‘dubstep’ have made a significant impact onto the UK music scene recently thanks to acts such as Tinie Tempah and Katy B. The dictionary describes grime as “a style of popular music combining elements of dancehall and hip-hop”, and ‘dubstep’ as a “type of electronic popular dance music developed from drum and bass”. We prefer the idea of describing dubstep as “done to death” especially following the Britney dubstep situation. Another word entering the dictionary is ‘boyband’, a “pop group, targeting mainly the teenage market, composed of young males chosen because they look good and can dance and sometimes even sing”. We guess they got that one right.

‘Beatboxing’ and online ‘Cloud’ service, are also now included in the dictionary. All we can say is, OMG, LOL, WTF is the dictionary on? By David Mahoney Twitter.com/davidmahoney1