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Oxford English Dictionary Quietly Adds Tamil Slang 'Aiyo'

In the latest quarterly update of the Oxford English Dictionary, there was great rejoicing when, in honor of the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth, words such as "splendiferous" and "human bean" joined the great heap of our language's modern lexicon. More quietly, the Tamil slang word "aiyo" also entered...
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