'Am I bovvered?' causes dictionary stir

Actor Catherine Tate's catchphrase 'bovvered' is to enter the dictionary. The mockney retort, made famous by Tate's cult character, Lauren, on British Tv has been named word of the year in The Language Report.

Previous words of the year include chav and sudoku. Bovvered is among 500 words being considered for inclusion in the December edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. An OED spokesman said: 'Bovvered has taken over from 'whatever' as the signature phrase of teenagers.'

Other words set to be included are 'Nang' meaning cool and 'Flashpacking' meaning affluent backpacking.