Hong Kong Words Make OED

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A to­tal of 13 Hong Kong English words have made it into the lat­est up­date of the Ox­ford English Dic­tionary, in­clud­ing loan­words from Can­tonese such as “char siu” and “dai pai dong,” as well as English lan­guage for­ma­tions that are unique to Hong Kong such as “sit­ting-out area.” Other terms that have made it into the OED in­clude “com­pen­sated dat­ing,” “kai­fong,” “guanxi,” “lucky money,” “sand­wich class,” “milk tea,” “shroff,” “siu mei,” “yum cha,” and “wet mar­ket.” Our take: We’re hop­ing that “add oil” is next up for in­clu­sion.

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