And here’s how Oxford defines the Word of the Year:
unfriend – verb – To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook.
Wow! It looks like the folks at Oxford did a lot of “unfriending” of their Facebook friends this year that they decide to name “unfriend” as Word of the Year.
According to Christine Lindberg, Senior Lexicographer for Oxford’s US dictionary program the word “unfriend” was chosen because of its currency and potential longevity.
“Unfriend has real lex-appeal,” says Ms. Lindberg.
Other words that were considered include – hastags, netbook, intexticated among others.
Hope the word “unfriend” doesn’t become too famous that Facebok users use it rampantly.