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Oxford Dictionaries is on a global quest to discover the least popular word in the English language. The dictionary publisher hopes that the #OneWordMap survey, launched today, will be the largest of its kind, asking English speakers...Show More Summary
“Kicking off what it hopes will be the largest global survey into people’s language gripes, the dictionary publisher is inviting English speakers around the world to answer a range of language-related questions under the #OneWordMap initiative, starting with the quest to find the least popular English word.” (includes current leading contender)
Remember when the Oxford English Dictionary declared "???? " Word of the Year 2015? It seemed novel at the time but it's only grown in legitimacy since and with it, real-time trackers that log emoji use universally. But enough universality. Show More Summary
The news came as something of a shock to the dictionary world: As announced in the Hollywood Reporter, Mel Gibson is set to star as James Augustus Henry Murray, the first principal editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, in an adaptation...Show More Summary
Sean Penn and Mel Gibson are set to star as the two men who set out to put together the Oxford English Dictionary in Professor and the Madman.
While it’s not surprising to learn that Mel Gibson’s secured the movie rights to a novel titled The Professor And The Madman: A Tale Of Murder, Insanity, And The Making Of The Oxford English Dictionary, it is a little odd that he didn’t call dibs on the latter role. Show More Summary
Sean Penn is in early talks to board Mel Gibson’s long-gestating Professor and the Madman, an adaptation of Simon Winchester’s bestselling book about the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary. Gibson has been working to adapt the book for the best part of two decades. Show More Summary
Those of you who rely on the Oxford English Dictionary to ensure that the political insults you lob at your relatives are in fact the political insults that you intend to make may soon lose some of your love for...
To the likely chagrin of language traditionalists, a bunch of edgy new words were added to the Oxford English Dictionary last month. BRB, TTYL, l8r and other initialisms are among the additions to its printed pages, along with many two-word...Show More Summary
I have just heard back from the British Museum with their official definition from the author of the review - Hannah Boulton. It's a cracker:The Museum would agree with the Oxford English Dictionary definition, that archaeology is ‘The...Show More Summary
FWIW, the Oxford English Dictionary recently added hundreds of new words to its vaunted pages, and some of them — like "budgie smugglers," "butt ugly" and "ScoobySnack" — will deffo have you ROFL. The newly added words, phrases and abbreviations reflect the growing influence of texting and cyberspeak...
Sexting is a common enough term for the Oxford English Dictionary to officially add it to the lexicon. It’s defined as the act of sending a sexually explicit or suggestive digital photo or message, usually from one phone to another. Sexting is a growing problem among teenagers, and one that is obviously fraught with risk. Show More Summary
LONDON — Next time you wriggle into your budgie smugglers, you can do so safe in the knowledge that the phrase "budgie smugglers" has now been immortalised in the Oxford English Dictionary. As part of a recent update, the OED has added...Show More Summary
Dog treats? Valium? Weed brownies? Now I'm confused.
1000 new words were added in this latest update.
Over Twitter earlier today, the Oxford English Dictionary announced that Scooby Snacks are finally where they belong: in the dictionary. The definition shows that the OED recognizes Scooby Snack as both the actual dog treats enjoyed by Scooby, and the large, multi-tiered sandwiches devoured by Scooby, Shaggy, and others under the influence of "drinking, smoking, or drug use."
There are two food groups in the Scooby-Doo universe. One is the giant sandwich, crafted from whatever ingredients can be found in a haunted kitchen. The other is the Scooby Snack, a treat with delicious powers of bribery and persuasion—and now, an official entry in the Oxford English Dictionary. Read more...
The term for Scooby Doo's favorite snack is now an official word in the English language, thanks to the folks at the Oxford Dictionary.