I'd never really thought of it before, I mean I know the English language is changing and adapting all the time, but I'd never spent much time thinking about the dictionary having to change as well.
Suprise!!! It does as Martin Wainwright, reporting for the Guardian, explains.
A year of 'snollygosters', 'jeggings' and 'tweetups' marked the end of the 21st century's first decade, according to word enthusiasts who have spent Christmas burrowing into Britain's biggest linguistic base.
The three words lead the list of hundreds of new English coinings in the Oxford English Dictionary in the last 12 months, along with novel uses for familiar words, such as 'simples', 'unfriend' and 'zombie banking'.
For the full article and to find out the meanings of snollygoster (etc) click HERE OR to view the latest new entries (as of the 10th of December 2009) to the Oxford English Dictionary click HERE.
Oh and don't be at all suprised if some of the words found on Word Balderdash as 'played' by Sheila at ONE PERSONS JOURNEY THROUGH A WORLD OF BOOKS and Melissa at MY WORLD (amongst others) don't make it on the 2010 list - remember you heard them on their blogs first.