Panel adds cycling slang to its 2011 edition

Bike speak makes it into The Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary has recognised two phrases from the world of biking:

To ankle – (or ankling) flexing the ankles while cycling in order to increase pedalling efficiency.

To bunny hop – a short jump or jerky forward movement made on a bicycle or by a vehicle or an obstacle on a cycling course, which is generally cleared by jumping the bicycle over it.

The latest update of the OED revises more than 1,900 entries and adds new words from across the dictionary.

Publishers Oxford University Press say words and phrases are only included after they become part of “common parlance” (can someone get me a dictionary?)

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