“Unfriend”. One of the new buzz words in 2009, thanks to the social media explosion.
We all know what it means to “google it”. It means to go online and search for something (on Google, since I don’t think it’s possible to “google something” on Bing…).
For Twitter users, “unfollow” has also grown to be a well-known term. If you want to know more about unfollowing, here’s how to make me unfollow you!
Even more popular than “unfollow”, seems to be “unfriend”. That’s the term you use on Facebook when cleaning up in your Facebook friends:
unfriend – verb – To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook.
“That’s a lie, I’m gonna unfriend you for telling lies”, you might think. But wait a minute, it’s true, check out The New Oxford American Dictionary if you don’t believe me. They are actually going to add it as Word Of The Year.
Other words considered as Word Of The Year were:
- zombie bank
… and then a bunch of political and environmental words that I didn’t find interesting enough to include here.
Now we just need Google to learn the new Word Of The Year, as it suggests “unfried” instead of “unfriend”, when googling it.
Have you unfriended anybody recently, and if so, why? Leave a comment below!