August 21. 10pm. “Button, the vuvuzela has blasted its way to the pages of the Oxford dictionary in English.
You know what a vuvuzela is, don’t you?”
“You’ve told me about it. It is that long trumpet-like musical instrument that became famous during the World Cup.”
“It became the sound of the World Cup.”
“Some of the other words that made their way there are—tweetup, cheeseball, paywall, microblogging, staycation…”
“What do these words mean?”
“Tweetup means a meeting arranged through Twitter, cheeseball means lacking taste or style, paywall is that which restricts website access to subscribers only, microblogging means posting short entries on the blog while staycation (This is a lovely one) means a holiday spent in your home country.”
“More than 2000 new words and phrases were added. If you notice carefully, you will find that most of the words were influenced by the internet and the financial crisis.”