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How Philanthropy Can Boost Your Brand and Build a Successful Business

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of philanthropy is “the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed by the kind donation of money to good causes”. Most people are happy to help their elderly neighbor do some grocery shopping or buy a coffee for a homeless person. Small gestures like this make […]

Stay Woken

“Woken is the usual past participle of the verb wake in modern English, but in some historical and contemporary varieties the past tense form woke is also used as a past participle.” The Oxford English Dictionary offers notes on the more than 600 new words, phrases, and senses added to its lexicon this quarter, including […] The post Stay Woken appeared first on The Millions.

And now, a word from the Oxford English Dictionary

The spring list of additions to the venerable word compendium shows how technological change affects language The post And now, a word from the Oxford English Dictionary appeared first on Macleans.ca.

On Albanian–English and English-Albanian dictionaries

There are not a lot of choices when it comes to Albanian-English dictionaries, but for any English speaker learning Albanian, hands-down the best dictionary is the Oxford Albanian-English Dictionary edited by Leonard Newmark. (Pay aShow More Summary

OED Has The Last Word: Dictionary Announces 600 Additions, Including a New Final Entry

Word nerds: get pumped. The Oxford English Dictionary (your Bible, we know) just announced it has added more than 600 new, official "best words," phrases, and senses to the annals of its "bigly" archives in its quarterly update this June. READ MORE »

The OED Has A New Last Word (And, Scrabble Players, It's Worth 23 Points!)

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Some other dictionaries have had the word before, but the Oxford English Dictionary has just admitted it. The definition? "a genus of tropical weevils (family Curculionidae) native to South America and typically found on or near palm trees."

It was only a matter of time before 'woke' got added to the Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary can never let slang just be slang. In the past, it's tried to bond with its fellow kids with words such as hot mess, YOLO, and manspreading much to all of our eye-rolling.  The OED's latest update to the...Show More Summary

'Woke' is now officially defined in the Oxford English Dictionary. Thanks, teens.

last monthHumor / odd : Happy Place

Moms everywhere will be able to decode their children's texts thanks to the latest update of the Oxford English Dictionary. According to Time, "woke" has made it in this year's update. The slang word entered the lexicon thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement and the rising popularity of discussions involving activism and social justice. Show More Summary

The Australian National Dictionary Online.

The main page of The Australian National Dictionary says: In the tradition of the Oxford English Dictionary, the Australian National Dictionary Centre – a joint initiative of the Australian National University and Oxford University Press – published The Australian National Dictionary: A Dictionary of Australianisms on Historical Principles in 1988. Show More Summary

The use of the word "pornified" in a NYT headline gets me to read a Bret Stephens column.

It's not that "pornified" isn't a word. I mean, it's not in my dictionary, The Oxford English Dictionary:But it's in the Urban Dictionary:And it doesn't need to be in any dictionary for you to understand it as a coinage. The word has...Show More Summary

Eminem’s “Stan” Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

Eminem’s lingo has officially been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. The tome now includes the word “stan” from Eminem’s song by the same name, off his 2000 album, The Marshall Mathers LP. The OED defines “stan” as “an overzealous...Show More Summary

The Eminem Definition Of “Stan” Is Now In The Dictionary

Every Stanley in the world can now also be defined as a stalker, according the Oxford English Dictionary.

Oxford English Dictionary Adds “Stan” Thanks To Eminem

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Stan has long been vernacular for someone that's an obsessive fan of something -- example: "Oh, you're a Carly Rae Jepsen stan? Us too!" -- and now it's finally been recognized by the Oxford English Dictionary as a real word, which presumably means that, eventually, a red squiggly line won't show up underneath it when…

‘Stan’ Is Now an Officially Recognized Word in the Oxford English Dictionary So It’s a Big Day for Eminem

2 months agoNews : NewsFeed

Oxford English Dictionary’s latest addition to the lexicon, the word “stan,” is often traced to one of rap’s greatest artists — none other than Marshall Mathers, otherwise known to the world as Eminem. The dictionary officially defines a “stan” as “an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity” and cites the origin as “early…

'Stan' was added to the Oxford English Dictionary 17 years after Eminem's hit song

Beliebers have two things they can credit Eminem for today: Justin Bieber's current hairstyle and coining the term that helped usher in today's high organized and powerful fandom culture. Stan is now officially in the Oxford EnglishShow More Summary

The Oxford English Dictionary Makes “Stan” an Official Word, Because Eminem

Along with a host of other hip-hop artists, the 2000s were dominated by Eminem’s peroxide-dyed locks and intentionally perverse rhymes. The Detroit rapper’s single, “Stan” was also released in the year 2000, giving rise to a brand new way to throw shade at all kinds of creepy and stalker-ish behavior. Oxford English Dictionary apparently also figured “Stan” […]

The Word 'Stan' Has Been Added to the English Oxford Dictionary; Thanks, Eminem

The term Eminem coined has been added to the dictionary. Continue reading…

Mark Robinson Returns to Wired as Features Editor

Mark Robinson (pictured) accomplished many things during his first stint with Wired, but only one of those led to a permanent record in the Oxford English Dictionary. In 2005, together with writer Jeff Howe, he coined the term "crowdsourcing," which was added to the dictionary in 2013. Robinson left Wired in 2015 for Epic magazine,...

A New Addition to the OED: Sonic Screwdriver

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Doctor Who has been a staple of British culture for over 50 years, and now it has officially infiltrated the language -that's why the Oxford English Dictionary will be adding the word Sonic Screwdriver to the newest editions starting in June. Show More Summary

Woo-who! Famous 'Doctor Who' phrase joins Oxford dictionary - CNET

3 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

The Oxford English Dictionary embraces the time-traveling adventures of the Doctor's favorite gadget.

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