The ten best and most interesting neologisms in the new OED are:
Couch surfer: Formerly used to describe a trendy Generation X practice, couch surfing has become more common thanks to sluggish economic growth.
Dot-bomb: Somehow the current failures of dot-com enterprises aren’t as spectacular as they were in the late 1990s.
Ego-surfing: Searching your own name on Google used to be an ego booster for some people. The new ego-surfers boast their number of friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter.
Gremolata: You know that delicious condiment made of garlic, parsley, rosemary, sage, and lemon zest? Goes great with braised veal and risotto.
Heteronormative: Sometimes even old-fashioned social attitudes towards gender preference need new shiny terms.
LOL: According to the OED, it stood for “little old lady” back in the 1960s.
OMG: You know it had to make into the dictionary one day.
Rotoscope: This cool animation technique was patented back in the early 20th century, but it didn’t become well-known until Generation X icon Richard Linklater used it in his films.
Smack talk: No longer confined to AM talk radio and WrestleMania.
Tinfoil hat: Wearing one will not block the cringing effect left by the inclusion of certain words in the OED.