Other entries include selfie, phablet and a host of other terms from the digital world – read on for Fomo (fear of missing out) One day, when Peter Capaldi is remembered only as the 12th Doctor in Doctor Who and not the foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker who first spat out the word “omnishambles”, a curious reader who comes upon it in the pages of a yellowing Kindle will be able to look it up in the dictionary and find that it meant “a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations”.The word, originally coined by the writers of the political satire The Thick of It, and adopted by the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, to describe the caravan and pasty taxes and other political blunders and U-turns of the government’s 2012 budget, has made it into the Oxford Dictionaries online.Last year omnishambles was voted the word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary.Some of the more vom-worthy (vom: v. & n. informal: (be) sick; vomit) creatures of the digital undergrowth have also made the new edition, including selfie (a photograph taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media …read more

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