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Hi new want make L.O.V. an official acronym

L.O.V. is a new acronym for "Less offensive version of" referring to a modern shorthand for "to apologies for the previous comment to signify a respect of related modern social issues. Please help me get this addition rubber stamped.
Mark F.


  • SimoneSimone admin
    edited May 2019

    Hi @rokridge
    The editors are always very happy to receive leads on new word trends.
    When there is enough evidence of a new word or sense, it can be considered for inclusion in the OED.

    You are very welcome to send your suggestion in by using this link for submitting suggestions to the OED.
    But as I mentioned above there would have to be sufficient evidence for a particular word for it to be considered.

    I hope this is useful, and many thanks for your feedback!

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