Hentai And Fnarr Fnarr To Join The Oxford English Dictionary

Hentai And Fnarr Fnarr To Join The Oxford English Dictionary

Posted by March 25, 2011 Comment

It is considered the greatest considered collection of words in the English lanmguage. And now the Oxford English Dictionary is adding another two. Hentai and Fnarr Fnarr.

Their definition is not yet available but Wikipedia defines the first as “a Japanese word that, in the West, is used when referring to sexually explicit or pornographic comics and animation, particularly those of Japanese origin such as anime, manga and computer games (see Japanese pornography). In Japan it can be used to mean “metamorphosis” or “abnormality”. The word “hentai” has a negative connotation to the Japanese and is commonly used to mean “sexually perverted”.

While fnarr fnarr was coined by Viz Comic and is used to suggest innuendo, and specifically used in the strip Finbarr Saunders And His Double Entendres, seen below.

Other non-comic words include bet-hedging, car crash, cream crackered, ego-surf, LOL, lumpenintelligentsia, muffin top, rozzle, rumour control, rusticle, snack talking, suicide door, tinfoil hat, Wag and wassup.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

(Last Updated March 25, 2011 2:20 pm )

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