While it appears that some people are embracing the cassette tape again, the Oxford English Dictionary isn’t one of them.
The dictionary will drop the phrase “cassette tape” from its next edition as well as the words “brabble” and “growlery” according to Time Magazine.
The OED will add words like “sexting” and “woot” to their list of definitions.
Some people aren’t taking the dropping of “cassette tape” from the dictionary sitting down, however.
The Huffington Postreports that Bucks Burnett, a music historian who owns the Eight Track Museum, is particularly aggrieved by the change and is boycotting the OED out of protest. “I’m going to ban the Oxford Dictionary from the museum. I have a copy and I’m going to recycle it,” he said. “This decision to remove the word was made inside a Starbucks by 20-something editors on their lunch break.”