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Daniel Shaffer

Illustrator

 

Yesterday, the Oxford Dictionary introduced a new batch of words as part of their online collection of informal slang. Though some of these words' meanings are fairly obvious - few people would need a definition of “cat cafe” - others take a little more time to sink in, like the hacking term “spear phishing” (no fish involved). Of the 1,000 new words added, we picked our twenty favorites and had them illustrated, giving us a chance to contemplate (and laugh about) the ever-evolving English language.

 

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