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‘Gangnam Style,’ ‘Mummy Porn’ Could Be Added To The Dictionary

PSY - Gangnam Style

Korean rapper PSY has the most watched video in YouTube history, and as a testament to the success of his song “Gangnam Style,” the hilarious horse dance may get its own definition in the UK’s Collins Dictionary.

Newly-minted phrases and terms being considered for Collins Dictionary’s words of the year include: “fiscal cliff,” “Romneyshambles,” “mummy porn” in reference to the popularity of the ever-so-smutty Fifty Shades of Grey, and “superstorm” in reference to Hurricane Sandy.

“We were looking for words that told the story of the year,” said Ian Brookes, the dictionary’s consultant editor. “Some words are from events that have been and gone and so are not likely to stick around… but others are probably here to stay.”

According to Reuters, Collins received over 7,000 submissions for 2012 words of the year on its online database. Twelve words, one for each month of the year, were selected on the basis of frequency of use, how often they appeared, and their longevity in the zeitgeist.

However, Gangnam Style’s selection on the words of the year list doesn’t mean it’ll appear in the dictionary. But it does have a pretty good chance.

“It’s obviously a craze, so there’s the possibility it will go away. But it’s been heard by so many people that I think it’s probably earned the right to go into the dictionary.”

For a full list of the Collins Dictionary words of the year, head on over to the San Francisco Gate.

What do you think? Should “Gangnam Style” be added to the dictionary, cementing its place in popular culture? And, “mummy porn?” Really?

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