That is the word of the year according to the New Oxford American Dictionary.
For the uninitiated, unfriend is a verb meaning to remove someone as a”‘friend” on a social networking site such as Facebook, etc.
I guess this is the politically correct way of saying you are dumping someone. So, can a couple be unmarried as opposed to divorcing. Why not call it like it is?
If Neil Sedaka recorded his hit “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” now instead of 1962, it would have to be “Unfriending Is Hard to Do” I guess.
Who goes there? Friend or unfriend?
MORE: A recent post on this blog talked about new words added to the dictionary. One was frenemy.