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‘BBM’ makes it into the Official Collins English Dictionary

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‘BBM’ makes it into the Official Collins English Dictionary

BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) is used by over 56 million people worldwide and in SA, over 98% BB owners use the BBM app.

BBM has become a common word used in every day communication, as was used recently by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. Moments after winning the 100m Olympic gold at London 2012, the world record holder gave a live television interview where he said: “All I gotta do is thank a few people on my BBM with my congrats and that’s pretty much it”. Music artists such as Tinie Tempah and Sean Kingston have both mentioned BBM in their respective songs ‘Miami to Ibiza’ and the aptly titled, ‘BBM’.

We wonder which word will be next is next? Leave us a comment below with your suggestions.

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