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"'I don't see that I deserve to be put upon and stormed at for nothing!' concluded the small woman, bigly."

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?

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

Six words added to Oxford English Dictionary to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday Anniversary

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

“Gender-Fluid” Added to Oxford English Dictionary

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

David Barton, Who Lies About His “Doctorate,” Says People Shouldn’t “Change the Meaning of Words”

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.

‘Not So Fast, OED,’ Says Shakespeare Scholar

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! A Dictionary Editor Defended The Use Of Internet Slang

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

Six of Roald Dahl's made-up words have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary to celebrate his centenary

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

Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris, Tesla Motors, Matt Bevin, Oxford English Dictionary, Ryan Potter: HOT LINKS

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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

Scrumdiddlyumptious and other Roald Dahlesque words now in the Oxford English Dictionary

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

6 New Entries Added to Oxford English Dictionary in Honor of Roald Dahl

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

Roald Dahl Words Added to Oxford Dictionary

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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.

New To The Oxford Dictionary: Squee, YOLO, Moobs, Gender-Fluid, Biatch, Butt-Fucker, Clickbait, Slacktivist

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

Celebrating Roald Dahl Day with his splendiferous words - CNET

2 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

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.

Here Are the Words That Supposedly Rep Our Culture RN (Heads Up: They're Ridic)

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

Scrumdiddlyumptious Is Now in the Oxford English Dictionary

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

Why the Oxford English Dictionary Declared 'YOLO' and 'Clickbait' to Be Words

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

We talked to the editor of the New Words department about how the staff determines which words to include each year.

Hey ’Merica, Those 'Focking' 'Moobs' Are Now In The Dictionary

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Oxford English Dictionary gets over 1,000 new words

Did you ever think the Oxford English Dictionary would contain the contraction for "man boobs?" Well, now it does.

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