'Gangnam style' could be added to the U.K. dictionary
Oppan Gangnam style! Get ready to be hearing that phrase a lot more, especially in the United Kingdom. Collins Dictionary has named Psy's hit song one of the 12 words of the year, and says it stands a good chance of being included in the next edition of the dictionary.
"It's obviously a craze, so there's the possibility it will go away. But it's been heard by so many people that I think it's probably earned the right to go into the dictionary," Collins Dictionary consultant editor Ian Brookes tells Reuters.
Also on the list of 12 words of the year? "Fiscal cliff," "Romneyshambles," "47 percent," "mummy porn" and "superstorm." The words were chosen based on how much they were used, how long they stayed in the public awareness and how many places they appeared. It says a lot for the United States that across the Atlantic people still couldn't stop talking about Mitt Romney, Hurricane Sandy and "Fifty Shades of Grey."