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Oxford English Dictionary Adds Flatforms, Jorts, Double Denim

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Emmanuelle Alt in double denim. Image via <a href="">Net-a-Porter</a>.
Emmanuelle Alt in double denim. Image via Net-a-Porter.

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Whoever's running the show over at the Oxford English Dictionary is a few fashion seasons behind. In addition to "twerk," "srsly" and "selfie," the heavily-trafficked resource just added a bunch of words to its online database and the new additions include fashion-y things like double-denim, flatform, geek chic and jorts. New beauty terms include the highlighting method of balayage and the pixie cut.

A spokesperson for the dictionary said that they add about 1,000 new entries to the online version every year; the full list of newbies is, per Reuters: apols, A/W, babymoon, balayage, bitcoin, blondie, buzzworthy, BYOD, cake pop, chandelier earring, click and collect, dappy, derp, digital detox, double denim, emoji, fauxhawk, FIL, flatform, FOMO, food baby, geek chic, girl crush, grats, guac, hackerspace, Internet of things, jorts, LDR, me time, MOOC, omnishambles, pear cider, phablet, pixie cut, selfie, space tourism, squee, srsly, street food, TL;DR, twerk and unlike.

Here is how the dictionary defines double-denim, flatform, jorts and geek chic.

· Double-denim: "A style of dress in which a denim jacket or shirt is worn with a pair of jeans or a denim skirt, often regarded as a breach of fashion etiquette." As in: Wearing a suit and no socks is a cardinal sin—it's even worse than double denim.

· Flatform: "A flat shoe with a high, thick sole." As in: A pair of tan flatforms.

· Geek chic: "The dress, appearance, and culture associated with computing and technology enthusiasts, regarded as stylish or fashionable." As in: The crowd is young, the style is geek chic, and the latest in computer gadgetry is on display.

· Jorts: "Denim shorts." As in: Turn all your jeans into jorts.
· Buzzworthy words added to Oxford Dictionaries Online – squee! [Oxford Words Blog]
· Say Hello to the Spring It-Shoe: Flatforms (Flats + Platforms) [Racked]