For centuries, the English language has been adapted, coerced, merged and bastardized. And it’s culminated in our dialect’s current state, where a few conspicuous (and questionable) words have become ‘official’ parts of our mother tongue. We owe Drake for the latest: “YOLO”. The abbreviation of “You Only Live Once” has officially been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, to the sound of English professors around the globe playing somber notes on tiny violins. Alongside YOLO, “cray”, “hench” and “adorbs” have also been added to our official vernacular by the hip dudes at Oxford, although we promise that the day we use “adorbs” in serious conversation is the day we cease to publish.
Jokes aside, consider these official English words as bonafide fodder for your next essay.