>Nick Clegg and the Aleksandr the Meerkat enter the Collins English Dictionary

>New words for inclusion in the Collins English dictionary have been announced. They include ‘simples’ as made famous by comparethemarket.com’s Alexsandr the Meerkat, and BGT in reference to Britain’s Got Talent. Other popular culture entries inlcude ‘fauxmance,’ referring to celebrities having fake relationships in order to get publicity in the media, and ‘tweetheart,’ to describe a tweeter who gains admiration from their fellow members online.


Politicians have also made their mark on the dictionary, with Con-Lib featuring in the new edtion. Gordon Brown’s ‘bigotgate’ and David Cameron’s ‘broken society’ are now defined in the dictionary too. Nick Clegg gets two entries, with both Clegmania and Cleggstasy going in, and being defined as ‘the surge in popularity for the politician Nick Clegg’.

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One Comment to “>Nick Clegg and the Aleksandr the Meerkat enter the Collins English Dictionary”

  1. >are they also adding another definition of 'bastard'?

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