9 Words Invented by TV Shows ...

These words invented by TV shows continue to shoot to popularity, with some of them now even appearing in the Oxford English Dictionary! TV shows are a part of so many people’s lives, and it is really interesting to see how our language has adapted and changed due to them. How many of these words invented by TV shows did you know of?

1. Omnishambles

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Kicking off this list of words invented by TV shows is one that comes from the hilarious BBC political comedy, The Thick of It. ‘Omnishambles’ refers to a situation which is a complete shambles, no matter which way you look at it - a state of total chaos. After its use in 2012, the Oxford English Dictionary named it the Word of the Year in 2013 and included it in all of the dictionary’s online editions.

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