It’s official; Skype is now a word. Well, truth be told, official or not, we’ve all pretty much been using Skype for the longest time. But it’s nice to know it is now to be approved by the Oxford English Dictionary. Indeed, Charles Aver (Oxford University Press spokesperson) commented, “we are pleased to welcome to the OED these words English speakers have embraced.” People always talk about ‘skyping’ so it was deemed timely to finally include this in the dictionary.
Apple To Get More than a Passing Mention?
Who knows? This may be the sign of things to come. Considering there is so much talk about iThis and iThat these days, it could be that Steve Jobs’ products could soon get an entry into the OED too. The iPad 2 has literally flown off the shelves to such an extent that there is now a 5 week wait to get this new tablet. If that’s the case, surely it deserves a place of pride in the dictionary? Stay tuned.