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Vocab Lessons: Why Pegging Belongs In The Dictionary Over "

Earlier this week, the Oxford English Dictionary added a new word: "

Instead of adding the less-than symbol and the number 3, here are a few timely dating slang words that we think would have been better additions. (Keep in mind that another of this year's additions was "Muffin Top," so, we really feel like we can take some liberties here.)

1. IRL (In Real Life)


So this is a sort of cheesy acronym that I mostly use ironically, but it's becoming more and more relevant as we put more and more of our lives online. And also AT LEAST IT'S A WORD THAT YOU CAN SAY OUT LOUD, UNLIKE "

ex. He was super flirty on Gchat but kind of awkward and quiet IRL.

2. Sister Wives


Sister wives is like, the term of 2020! It refers to the wives in a polygamist marriage, so, chances are you'll mostly use this as a descriptor.

ex. My roommate and I are more than BFFs: we have an ex in common, so we're practically sister wives!

3. Pegging:


Pegging is a sexual term really making waves on the internet lately. Basically, it refers to when a girl uses a strap-on on a guy. Sure, it's a bit crude, and the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary might blanch a bit at the prospect of including it in the Lingua Franca, but it's actually a much better example of a word entering the vernacular than "

The term came from a poll that Dan Savage conducted with Savage Love readers a few years ago, when it was discovered that there was no term for this particular variation of sexual act. There were a few options, but people seemed to agree that "Pegging" was the best term. And so now it's a word! That's some pretty cool etymology there.

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