A quote from Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd," discovered just now as I — participating in this Facebook discussion — looked up "bigly" in the Oxford English dictionary. concluded the small woman, bigly... that cracks me ...
Do You Really Own Your Gold?by Ted Bauman, Editor, The Bauman Letter What does it mean to “own” something? It’s a question you should be asking … especially if that something is gold. The Oxford English Dictionary defines ownership as “the act, state, or right of possessing something.” That sounds about right. Show More Summary
Topic: Authors oald Dahl, who was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter and fighter pilot, remembered for his witty, beautifully written children’s books, the author having created some of our most beloved fictional...Show More Summary
More than 1,000 words have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) in 2016, and among them is “gender-fluid.” “Gender-fluid” is used to describe “a person who does not identify with a single fixed gender; of or relating toShow More Summary
Christian pseudo-historian David Barton is very upset that the word "gender-fluid" will soon appear in the Oxford English Dictionary, because changing the meaning of words can "often [lead] you in a wrong direction."He would know. He's the guy who changed the definition of "doctor" so it applied to him.
According to a new article by University of Melbourne lecturer Dr. David McInnis, published for the university, the Oxford English Dictionary may have falsely credited William Shakespeare as the creator of a number of English phrases ranging from “it’s all Greek to me” and a “wild goose chase.” More: Shakespeare did not coin phrases such […]
Squee! Squee! The Oxford English Dictionary announced its quarterly update this week, and among its bevy of noteworthy new words is one that gained its notoriety right here on the world wide web: “squee,” which means “an exclamationShow More Summary
More than 1,000 terms have been added or updated.
Topic: Books To honor the centenary of his birth this month, the Oxford English Dictionary has updated its latest edition today (Sept. 12) with six new words connected to Dahl’s writing, and revisions to six other phrases popularized by Dahl’s evocative stories. Show More Summary
SUPER BOWL 2017. Lady Gaga is in talks to perform the halftime show this year. NFL says, ““We have had conversations with several fantastic artists about the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.” ON THE STUMP. President Obama campaigns for...Show More Summary
In celebration of the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth this month, the Oxford English Dictionary has added words and updated entries related to Dahl's iconic children's books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG. From OED.com: This...Show More Summary
Roald Dahl in 1982. (Photo: Hans van Dijk/CC BY-SA 3.0) Entries for scrumdiddlyumptious, human bean, golden ticket, oompa loompa, the "witching hour," and Dahlesque have each been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, the OED saidShow More Summary
In honor of Roald Dahl's 100th birthday, The Oxford English Dictionary's quarterly update includes a number of new and edited entries connected to Dahl and his writing.
Reuters reports: You know, some yogalates could tackle those splendiferous moobs. Confused? Then turn to the Oxford English Dictionary which has included the words among more than 1,000 revisions and updates for its latest update. Splendiferous,...Show More Summary
The Oxford English Dictionary is honoring the author's 100th birthday by highlighting the words and expressions he helped make famous. Some of them might even surprise you.
Post by Caroline Olney. The Oxford English Dictionary is a big, honkin' book that's been adding colloquial terms in the English language since 1884. Basically, it's a 20,000-page barometer for where we're at as a society. It sounds serious until you look at the words they've chosen to mark 2016 in time... Show More Summary
Plus five more Wonka food words we love Beloved British author Roald Dahl is known both for his works of children’s literature and his utterly Dahl verbiage. Books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant PeachShow More Summary
We talked to the editor of the New Words department about how the staff determines which words to include each year.
Just when you thought a word like “YOLO” was on its way out of the vernacular, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) solidified its existence in your conversations for years to come. The definitive record of the English language released...Show More Summary
Did you ever think the Oxford English Dictionary would contain the contraction for "man boobs?" Well, now it does.