Simon Parke: Words with substance
Posted: 09 Dec 2009 @ 00:00
THE New Oxford American Dictionary recently announced “unfriend” as its “New word of the year”. It is a verb, as in, for example: “That’s the final straw; I shall unfriend Benedict straight away.”
The word has emerged on social networking sites such as Facebook, and describes what you do when you no longer want contact with someone who was previously your friend. With a simple click of the finger, Benedict is cast into the wasteland of unfriendship.
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