Since adorable/annoying initialisms like 'LOL' and 'OMG' were formally entered into the Oxford Dictionary online last year, the official judges of language have decided to up the ante this time around, offering a new selection of terms for 2012 that will hence forth be known as 'words'. To save you the trouble of reading the entire dictionary, here's a round-up of the best and weirdest words for 2012, and their online use. Don't let anyone tell you that 'ridic' is not a word, because it totes is.
Douche, n. [new sense]: an obnoxious or contemptible person. Also douchey, adj.
E.g. "Why are you acting so douchey?"
E-cigarette, n.: another term for electronic cigarette.
E.g. "Can I have a drag of your e-cigarette?"
Genius, adj. [new sense]: very clever or ingenious.
E.g. "Alexander McQueen's last video was genius
Lolz, pl. n.: fun, laughter, or amusement.
Micro pig, n.: a pig of a very small, docile, hairless variety, sometimes kept as a pet.
E.g. "I want a micro piiig!!1"
Mwahahaha, exclamation: used to represent laughter, esp. manic or cackling laughter such as that uttered by a villainous character in a cartoon or comic strip.
E.g. "Mwhahahaha!" (usually uttered by evil geniuses or YouTube trolls).
Photobomb, v.: spoil a photograph of (a person or thing) by suddenly appearing in the camera’s field of view as the picture is taken, typically as a prank or practical joke (n.: photobombing).
E.g. Michael Cera...
Ridic, adj.: ridiculous (abbrev.)
Soul patch, n.: a small tuft of facial hair directly below a man’s lower lip.
Made famous by Shannon Noll, often associated with douche.
Tweeps, pl. n.: a person’s followers on the social networking site Twitter.
Vajazzle, v.: adorn the pubic area (of a woman) with crystals, glitter, or other decoration.
E.g. Jennifer Love Hewitt.