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And the Collins Dictionary Word of the Year is …

Collins Dictionary declared NFT its Word of the Year for 2021 in recognition of the convergence of the worlds of money, technology and art in what has come to be known as “non-fungible tokens.” NFTs have exploded in popularity this year with the help of collectors, speculators, and celebrity godfathers creating the hype – and […]

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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 adds 26 new Korean words

Oxford University Press reported that the September dictionary update included 26 words related to Korean culture. SEOUL, Oct 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Some 20 new words have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) published by Oxford University Press in Great Britain, reflecting the spread of Korean culture across the world. Oxford University Press […]

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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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I think we now need a new dictionary

When I grew up in South London in the 1950s and 1960s my school insisted that because I was studying English language and literature for my “O” levels, I would need a dictionary. The book which then became a part of my daily life and, subsequently, my education was “The Oxford English Dictionary”. However, looking […]

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In a nutshell: How to insert your new word in the dictionary

How do words enter dictionaries? A few months ago, I wrote a column on long words. I noted there that the longest word recognized by the good people at Merriam-Webster was considerably shorter than some of the long words recognized by their competitors. So why is this? “Famous,” they say, “the ‘longest word in the […]

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Kenya: Hello to the Kenyan dictionary …

For the uninitiated, “Hey, long …” is a daily social media greeting for souls who lost touch several moons ago. But a group of Kenyan lexicographers are asking you not to take this greeting at face value as it may cost you “something”. According to aspiring word-makers who have studied diction in our online conversations, […]

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Word of the day from the Oxford Dictionary: “bakya” from the Philippines

Marc Jayson Cayabyab (The Philippine Star) – June 24, 2021 – 12:00 am MANILA, Philippines – The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) introduced the Tagalog word “bakya” as the word of the day on Tuesday, marking its important contribution to Filipino English. The OED on its official Twitter account posted its definition of bakya as a […]

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“Quarantine” named word of the year 2020 by Cambridge dictionary

The Cambridge dictionary has named “quarantine” as the word of the year 2020. The word was named word of the year based on data showing it was one of the most searched words in the Cambridge dictionary this year. “Quarantine was the only word to rank in the top five for search peaks and overall […]

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Merriam-Webster includes “Irregardless” in the dictionary, but why?

By Jonny Lupsha, News Editor “. NPR reported. The linguistic experts of Merriam webster have defended its place in their lexicon because of its popular use. Panels of linguists decide which words go into the dictionaries. “Irregardless” made its way into the dictionary after lexicographers accepted its inclusion due to the word’s popular use in […]

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More than 30,000 people have signed a petition asking the Oxford Dictionary to change its ‘sexist’ definition of the word ‘woman’

Maria Beatrice Giovanardi and a small team of female colleagues started a petition calling for attention to the Oxford Dictionary definition of “woman”. The petition was launched in time for International Women’s Day on March 8 and already has over 33,000 signatures supporting the revision. While researching, Giovanardi came across the Oxford dictionary definition of […]

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How are words added to the dictionary?

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Last month, Merriam-Webster announced that 530 New words have been added to the dictionary. Among them are new meanings of existing words, such as “they” as a non-binary pronoun, “free solo” (as a climber, this is especially exciting […]

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Bongga, kilig, pandesal enter the Oxford dictionary

MANILA, Philippines – The third and latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) sees the addition of a number of words originating in the Philippines such as bongga, despedida, gimmick, halo-halo, kikay kit, kilig, Filipino worker abroad or OFW, pandesal and trapo, also expanding the meaning of some existing English words. An event celebrating […]

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How directory signatures have evolved since the 1600s

In 1635, the first public school in what would become the United States opened. The Boston Latin School only admitted boys and focused on a humanities program. The earliest “yearbooks” and their signatures date back to the east coast schools of the late 17th century, where people signed album-style books containing hairstyles, dried flowers, newspaper […]

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The boy wants this new word added to the dictionary – but he needs you to use it!

A brilliant boy from Victoria, Canada recently discovered that something was missing from the English language – a word to describe words that spell something different when spelled backwards. And little Levi Budd even has a solution! We apologize, this video has expired. According to a now-viral video his family shared on YouTube, it all […]

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“YouTuber” added to Oxford English dictionary – TenEighty – Internet culture in brief

“YouTuber” added to Oxford English dictionary – TenEighty – Internet culture in brief 15 49.0138 8.38624 The arrow 0 the two 1 3000 1 0 horizontal https://teneightymagazine.com 300 4000 TenEighty uses cookies. Click “Accept” if that’s okay with you, or find more information and granular controls under “My Settings”. I accept Settings Google AdSense Google […]

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the production of the next Oxford English Dictionary

Compiling a dictionary of almost every word in the English language was a typical Victorian-era endeavor, with white-bearded gentlemen, complete confidence, and an endearing pace. After a quarter of a century, the first opus saw the light of day in 1884. Its content? “A to Ant.” In our impatient age, the Oxford English Dictionary is […]