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25 TV Shows You Should Be Binge-Watching [We Ask You Results]

Binge-watching is a new cultural phenomenon. So much so, the term is one of a handful newly inducted into the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary. Sure, binge-watching existed when VHS was still in vogue, but DVDs, Blu-rays,...Show More Summary

New Words in Oxford Dictionary Could Ruin English Language

last weekTechnology : Walyou

As social media helps to change the way we communicate, Oxford Dictionary adds several popular phrases to its roster. The …

Kim and Kanye's Connection to the Oxford Dictionary's Baller New Words

The Oxford English Dictionary has added a handful of controversial new words to its online version for 2014! From baller to humblebrag, we've organized a minicourse in defining many of the year's newest words.

Kim and Kanye's Connection to the Oxford Dictionary's Baller New Words

The Oxford English Dictionary has added a handful of controversial new words to its online version for 2014! From baller to humblebrag, we've organized a minicourse in defining many of the year's newest words.

Chris Pratt, Amy Poehler, Lucy Hale, & More Warn You About Binge-Watching! Watch The Entire PSA In One Sitting HERE!

Binge-watching TV shows has become so popular, it's even become an entry in the Oxford English Dictionary! But Chris Pratt, Alyson Hannigan, Amy Poehler, Lucy Hale, Laura Prepon, Taylor Schilling, Billy Eichner, and more are here to warn you about its dangers! Also, a lot of Lost stars. That reminds us, we still have a couple seasons [...]

‘Mansplain’ joins the Oxford online dictionary. This is not amazeballs at all.

2 weeks agoNews : ComPost

This is doubleplusungood, as a famous defacer of the English language would say. I understand that, at this point, we are in trapped in a little semi-vicious cycle. The Oxford online dictionary comes out with its new words, and sticklers everywhere come out and stickle (is “stickle” a word? It should be! Get on that, […]

YOLO Has Been Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

The English language originated in dialects of North Sea Germanic settlers, it’s heavily influenced by Latin and has evolved into the language we’re familiar with today via Shakespearian English. It’s natural for languages to grow and… YOLO Has Been Added to the Oxford English Dictionary is a post by Maude Churchill on Highsnobiety.

Oxford English Dictionary Adds Side Boob, YOLO, & More! See The 'Cray' New List Illustrated With Celebrities HERE!

Once again the English language is evolving like cray, and the Oxford English Dictionary has decided to say YOLO and go with the flow! Editors announced on Wednesday they will be adding a slew of amazeballs new words to their ever-expanding database! We've got the new words and their definitions for you for a Perezcious vocal lesson- [...]

Even the Oxford English Dictionary can't resist adding amazeballs, selfie and YOLO

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Throughout 2014's great dictionary refresh, one publication remained above attention-grabbing fripperies like adding YOLO, amazeballs and selfie to their lists. That's why we're disappointed to report that even the venerated Oxford English Dictionary...

Oxford Dictionary Adds “Mansplain,” “Douchebag” and “Fandom” - neckbeard, n.: (informal) growth of hair on a man’s neck, especially when regarded as indicative of poor grooming…

2 weeks agoOdd : Geekosystem

Like it or lump it, the English language is constantly evolving to reflect the people that speak it--and unfortunately, those people needed a catch-all term for unsolicited male condescension. The Oxford Dictionary has released a list...Show More Summary

Oxford English Dictionary Adds “Mansplain” And “Douchebag”

Someone at the Oxford Engilsh Dictionary is a feisty feminist: both “douchebag” and “mansplain” have been added to the publication, confirming their place in our lexicon. So, next time I grumble about how you can open up the dictionary to the word “mansplain” and see a picture of Bill Maher, he might actually be there! [...]

'Binge-watch' is now in the Oxford English Dictionary, so your life choices are valid

Bleary-eyed television fanatics, your habits of marathon viewing, whether out of love or spite, are now enshrined in the Oxford English Dictionary.The newest update to OxfordDictionaries.com includes the words "binge-watch" and "hate-watch," two TV terms popularized on social media and now given the imprimatur of authority by the OED. Show More Summary

SMH! Oxford online dictionary adds some cray new words

Credits: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: Pogonophobia enters the Oxford English Dictionary YOLO becomes the carpe diem of the acronym generation, while fear of beards is recognised at last One-Minute Read Thursday, August...Show More Summary

Oxford Dictionaries adds 'side boob,' 'YOLO' to its repertoire

Next time someone criticizes you for using colloquial English, you can remind them that your turn of phrase is officially in the dictionary. Oxford Dictionaries, which is separate from the Oxford English Dictionary but still an Oxford branch, added a slew of new words Wednesday that are sure to delight millennials. Show More Summary

The Misevolution of the Suffix "-Core"

3 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jia Tolentino Via Hairpin pal Rebecca Greenfield, here's something fascinating at the Oxford Dictionaries blog about "-core": According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), in the 19th century hardcore referred to rugged material suitable for use in applications such as the foundations of roads. Show More Summary

LOL, WTF? The Origin Stories Of Your Favorite Internet Acronyms

Have you ever thought about where now-ubiquitous semi-words like "OMG" and "LOL" come from? Sure, they've been sanctified by the Oxford English Dictionary as totally legitimate, but it's often difficult to figure out how, exactly, they began. Show More Summary

Jolly Roger

A listener asked why the flag flown on a pirate ship was called a Jolly Roger. The Oxford English Dictionary brands this popular story as folk etymology: Their red flag was called Joli Rouge (pretty red) by the French, and may have been corrupted into English as Jolly Roger. Show More Summary

18 Ways English Differs From Whatever The Hell Language We Text In

The English language is famously adaptable. In just the past few years, the Oxford Dictionaries have added such words and phrases as "vacay," "refollow," "death stare," "geek chic," "lulz," "tweeps" and "facepalm." That’s impressive....Show More Summary

Twitter and the Oxford English Dictionary | OxfordWords blog

2 months agoTechnology : Message

Twitter and the Oxford English Dictionary | OxfordWords blog: Richard Holden of the OED (@rchrd_h) credits me as the first twittered use of ‘hash tag’ and #hashtag, but I’ve been left out of the OED citation itself. Odd, especially since Ben Zimmer came to the same result a few years ago).

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