Found this article here and it had me in stitches.

‘Unfriend’ is New Oxford American word of the year
Tue, Nov 17, 2009

WASHINGTON – The New Oxford American Dictionary named “unfriend” – as in deleting someone as a friend on a social network such as Facebook – its word of the year on Monday.

Oxford University Press USA, in a blog post, said “unfriend,” a verb, had bested netbook, sexting, paywall, birther and death panel for the honor.

“Unfriend has real lex-appeal,” said Christine Lindberg, senior lexicographer for Oxford?s US dictionary program.

“It has both currency and potential longevity,” she said. “In the online social networking context, its meaning is understood, so its adoption as a modern verb form makes this an interesting choice for word of the year.”

Previous words of the year include carbon neutral, locavore and hypermiling.

Locavores are people who eat locally grown food while hypermilers modify their cars and driving techniques to maximize gas mileage.


I friend you.

I unfriend you.

Can I refriend you?


8 thoughts on “Unfriend

  1. Ju Ann: Disfriend? Infriend? Defriend? Imfriend? Nonfriend? Il-friend? Hahah! I think unfriend still sounds the best. Haha!

    Ann: I think they will have another word based on the lame things people do in facebook.

  2. Ahahahahahah… good one!!!! Oh well times have evolved so that we now have an economy of words ….. M’sian kids speaking Manglish don’t have to say “I don wan to friend you anymore” …. they can just say I ‘unfriend’ you!

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