In a new article, "OMG!! Exploring Slang" , the New York Times Learning Network explores the role slang plays in our language, and in shaping our culture.

Did you know that all of these words were added in the March 2011 Oxford English Dictionary update?

  • chillax

  • I heart _________

  • automagically

  • OMG

  • tweetup

  • LBD

  • taquito

  • couch surf

  • singledom

  • BFF

  • interweb

  • LOL

One of the questions the article asks is:

What does the fact that so many of these words come from technological advances say about our culture?

Share your comments & ideas below!