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Editors add 455 new words to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary

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New words added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary

The lexicographers working for Merriam-Webster are not word snobs. They understand better than anyone that the language is constantly changing, and even the silliest slang deserves a place in the dictionary if used enough. After closely following the evolution of the lexicon, Merriam webster added 455 terms to the dictionary in October 2021. A lot […]

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Kenyan dictionary; a hilarious look at our tongue

When someone calls you “Kiongozi” it is a sign of respect and deference to your leadership. He is the first cousin of ‘Boss’ and the illegitimate brother of ‘Mkubwa’. Don’t be surprised if they ask you to run for office. But when a Kenyan calls you ‘Kiongozi’, that’s not the compliment you mean. The subtext […]

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Oxford English Dictionary surfs the K-wave with great Korean update

If you are looking for a way to describe your new love for K drama after watching Squid game, you could say you ride korean wave. The South Korean survival drama has exposed millions of people to Korean culture and is considered the greatest original series ever released by Netflix. It’s # 1 in over […]

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Oxford English Dictionary Gets ‘Update K’ and Adds 20 New Words

The Oxford English Dictionary has become the latest piece of Western culture to be affected by the “Korean wave”. The definitive English language document announced that in response to the growing popularity of some South Korean cultural exports, more than 20 new words of Korean origin have been added to its pages. “K-pop, K-drama, K-beauty, […]

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Massachusetts State Library: News Murthy’s Cattage: A Biographical Dictionary Of Cats In Literature

01/10/2021 Spotlight on the October collection! Murthy’s Cattage: A Biographical Dictionary of Cats in Literature Murthy’s Cattage: A Biographical Dictionary of Cats in Literature Howard M. Chapin (Providence, RI, 1911) This month our Spotlight Collection features one of October’s unofficial mascots: cats! Murthy’s Cattage: A Biographical Dictionary of Cats in Literature was compiled by Howard […]

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King’s Lynn Students Receive Lifetime Dictionary

Each year, Trinity Rotary Clubs in Lynn donate picture dictionaries to fourth-graders at all elementary schools in King’s Lynn, which they can use for schoolwork and also at home. Ernie Foreman, president, said: “Although we normally present the books to every student in the school, with Covid-19 we felt we were unable to do so […]

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® Launch of the first digital dictionary of sign language in Azerbaijan – AZERTAC

The first digital dictionary of sign language (www.jestdili.az) for the hearing and speech community was launched in Azerbaijan. The website was developed with the financial support of Nar within the framework of the “Native Sign Language” project, winner of the “Social Projects” competition announced by the “Regional Development” Public Union (RDPU) of the Heydar Aliyev […]

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Macquarie Dictionary Celebrates 40 Years of ‘Shameless’ Australian English | Australia News

Today, 40 years have passed since the launch of the first edition of the Macquarie Dictionary – the first comprehensive and truly Australian publication of its kind. The publication of the Macquarie was a symbolic abandonment of colonial English and cultural cringe. (The word “bludger” appeared early on – but “bogan” had to wait for […]