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Oxford English Dictionary Expands Word Count

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Because “twerk” is now a valid term, I guess. News by Raine Winters Autotune, crowdfunding, jeggings, sext, shizzle, and twerk: what do these modern terms have in common? The answer, apparently, is The Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Show More Summary

In Writing News: OED 2015 Adds Photobomb, Cisgender, Sext, Vape, Hot Mess. Plus Is Twitter Better than an MFA for POC?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A photobombing camel, in honor of the OED's inclusion of the word "photobomb" into the lexicon. Dmitri Gomon / shutterstock.com • The Oxford English Dictionary added some new words this June, including cisgender, intersectionality, freegan, hot mess, photobomb, sext, stank, twerk, and vape. Show More Summary

An Update to the Oxford English Dictionary Reveals the Surprising Place Where Hundreds of New Words Originated

The June quarterly update of the Oxford English Dictionary, out this week, brings with it more than 500 new words. As with other lexicographical updates we’ve seen in 2015, the OED list includes new entries tethered to a rapidly evolving...Show More Summary

“Cisgender” Is Now Defined In The Oxford English Dictionary

The O.E.D. has made cis people just another identity rather than the norm; the kidnapped Nigerian girls are being forced to fight for Boko Haram; find out the differences between male and female serial killers.

Why the Oxford English Dictionary’s Addition of Cisgender Matters

While Friday marked a historic victory for the LGBTQ community, it turns out there’s another advancement to celebrate: Last week, the Oxford English Dictionary released a list of 500 new entries, and among the more notable additions was cisgender. Show More Summary

Oxford English Dictionary Adds ‘Twerk’ and ‘Cisgender’

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has announced the addition of approximately 500 new words. Some of the newly added words include twerk, cisgender, FLOTUS, jeggings, and totes. Click on this link to check out the full list of new words. Show More Summary

“Cisgender,” “Hot Mess,” And “Twerk” Added To Oxford English Dictionary

last weekLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The latest update to the Oxford English Dictionary included the addition of the word “cisgender.” The prefix “cis-” means “on this side of,” and the […]

New to “Oxford English Dictionary”: Masshole, Meh and E-Cigarette

Surly New Englanders can now name-check a familiar term in the Oxford English Dictionary: On Thursday, the dictionary announced that it would be adding a slew of new words and terms, including Masshole and hot mess, to its lexicon. In...Show More Summary

‘Cisgender’ – And ‘Hot Mess’ – Added To Oxford English Dictionary

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The word “cisgender” has officially been added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), reports the Independent. The OED defines cisgender as “designating a person whose sense of personal identity corresponds to the sex and gender assigned to him or h… The post ‘Cisgender’ – And ‘Hot Mess’ – Added To Oxford English Dictionary appeared first on Towleroad.

Why “disastrous” isn’t a disaster

Q: When did the “e” disappear from “disastrous”? In other words, why don’t we spell it “disasterous”? A: English borrowed both the noun and the adjective from French, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The source of the noun was désastre while the source of the adjective was désastreux (masculine) and désastreuse (feminine) However, both... Show More Summary

Oxford english dictionary adds "Twitterati" and other silly words to anger language purists.

last weekHumor / odd : Happy Place

Lovers of made-up words, rejoice! (Our lingo is totes legit.) Yes, it's true. The Oxford English Dictionary has recently added five hundred new words. If you are one of those people who recoils at the ridiculousness of "selfie," then...Show More Summary

Oxford English Dictionary Adds New Words, Offers Clarity On Old Ones

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The OED unveils some modern coinage and explains a Supreme Court justice's choice of words.

The Oxford English Dictionary Now Includes “Cisgender,” “Twerk,” And “Hot Mess”

last weekLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The Oxford English Dictionary has been loosening its bow-tie in recent years, demonstrating that it’s not afraid to rip off its tweed coat to twerk the night away and just be, like, a total hot mess. Indeed, it’s just added 500 sexy new entries, including  “cisgender” (“Designating a person whose sense of personal identity matches […]

'Cisgender' Has Been Added To The Oxford English Dictionary

The compilers of the Oxford English Dictionary might have viewed it as just another word, but for people who have spent their lives fighting for the equal treatment of transgender people, it represents much more than that. The term “cisgender”...Show More Summary

'Twerking', 'Fo'shizzle' and 'Meh' Entered Into Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) today revealed that the word "twerking" dates back to the 1820s as it announced that the term is one of its new entries, along with more than 500 other words, some of which are rather unlikely contenders. According...Show More Summary

The OED Reminds White People That Twerking's Been Around Forever

On Thursday, the Oxford English Dictionary announced its latest update, which added almost 500 new words to the compendium, including “twerk,” “hot mess,” “fo’ shizzle,” and “FLOTUS.” Read more...

Of course ‘twerk’ belongs in the Oxford English Dictionary

last weekNews : ComPost

Twerk, as of Thursday, has joined the Oxford English Dictionary. In another time, I would have been the first to object. “How dare we!” I would have said. “IS NOTHING SACRED?” I would have rushed out to buy pearls for the express purpose of clutching them. But that would have been silly. There is no […]

Wait, Cisgender Wasn’t in the Oxford English Dictionary Already?

Nestled amid the latest glut of gimmicky lingo to be added to the Oxford English Dictionary — which, this year, includes sext, half-ass, and bridge-and-tunnel — is the term cisgender. Which seems a little surprising, when you consider that newfangled non-words like FOMO, srsly, and TL;DR made it into the OED... More »

Miley-approved! 'Twerk' among words added to Oxford English Dictionary

Also, if you retweet a photobomber who's a hot mess, the OED is fine with that (at least when it comes to word usage).

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