I think that this new word of the year puts a realization on socitie in the world today. Facebook,MSN,Twitter lingo is reflecting on our lives! To get back at somebody we will just “unfriend them on facebook” Yeah That will teach them! It’s so easy to become “friends” on chatlines and facebook, that its also so easy to “unfriend” them. This is opeing peoples eyes to say that technology is takeing over our lives! What we can say on the computer stays on the coputer. You can say whatever you want on the computer, And not know what the other persons reaction is. What you cant say to the persons face, you can say on the net. Has anyone ever posted a video on youtube, and been slamed by random unknown people? I have. And they just said what ever they want. So I just unfriended them. So oxford I think was right for choosing this.
Unfriend – verb – To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook. As in, “I decided to unfriend my roommate on Facebook after we had a fight.”