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Chloe Kim is ‘hangry’ — and the Oxford English Dictionary approves

Whether it was Monday in the U.S., or Tuesday in South Korea, the word of the day was “hangry.” That was the adjective Chloe Kim delightfully applied to herself in a tweet she posted between her gold medal-winning halfpipe runs at the Olympics. Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not […]

'Hangry' added to Oxford English Dictionary

last weekNews : USAToday: News

Hangry is now an official word, according to the Oxford English Dictionary’s latest update.        

'Hangry' added to Oxford English Dictionary, because irritable hunger happens

last weekNews : USAToday: News

The word was one of more than 1,100 entries added to the dictionary in its most recent update.        

'Hangry' Can Now Be Found in the Oxford English Dictionary

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The Oxford English Dictionary has officially added over 1,000 new words to its pages, including the terms “hangry,” “me time,” and “swag.”

Is social conformity and opinions of your peers impacting on your creativity as a photographer?

Photography in it’s truest sense is a form of art. I am quite sure most people would be aware of this. And what exactly is art? According to the Oxford English Dictionary the term “art” means – “The expression or application of human...Show More Summary

Oxford English Dictionary adds Ransomware, EULA and 1000 other new words

The Oxford English Dictionary added over 1,100 new entries in its January 2018 update. Wordsmiths the world over now have the official go-ahead to use ransomware, EULA, and mansplain, which should make life easier for misogynistic IT security experts. Show More Summary

Oxford English Dictionary adds new words for mansplainers and snowflakes alike

The Oxford English Dictionary added more than 1,000 words in an update this week. Just be careful not to “mansplain” the new additions to your friends, especially if they're “hangry” from skipping lunch. One of the more notable additions to the online dictionary is “mansplain,” which it defines...

Just Because It’s “Science” Doesn’t Mean It’s Good

Science is touted so frequently as a synonym for “progress” that I sometimes wonder when the Oxford English Dictionary will take the step of formalizing this mythological relationship. Science, so it goes, makes for not just better thinking, but for tangibly better living.Got a problem? Solve it with science. Show More Summary

For the Love of God, Please Stop Saying These Slang Words

For better or worse, the English language has undergone some major changes in recent years - Oxford Dictionaries crowned an emoji word of the year and slang played an integral part of social media, more than ever before. But some of these slang words have been so overplayed, they need to go away... Show More Summary

The Time the Oxford English Dictionary Forgot a Word

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

The first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary defined 414,825 words. The problem? They forgot one.

"A wretched place... (a) a dirty or dilapidated dwelling; (b) a remote, downtrodden, or unpleasant city, town, etc."

That's the Oxford English Dictionary definition of "shithole," with examples going back to 1930:1930 A. M. Frey Cross Bearers xxxiv. 249 But that will soon be over, he hopes; over as soon as he can get out of this ‘shit-hole’—the soldiers' term which the officers adopt.1935 B. Show More Summary

Aesop Hwyl ~ fragrance review

2 months agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

The backstory of Aesop's latest fragrance, Hwyl, is a hodgepodge (to which I'll contribute). Hwyl is a Welsh word (pronounced, rapidly: WHO-will); according to the Oxford English dictionary, it means "a stirring feeling of emotionalShow More Summary

Monday morning words: disagreeability, fungate, springel, disafford.

On the Oxford English Dictionary's "recently published" list today (which doesn't seem to mean these words are newly recognized, but that the entries on the words have been redone).Disagreeability obviously means the condition of being disagreeable, but it also used to refer to the thing that is disagreeable. Show More Summary

Protect Your Google Accounts With This Official Extension

“Phishing” entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 2005, and for good reason: it’s a major online security nightmare that users should be well aware of. Check out these scary facts by Google: Phishing attacks succeed 45 percent of the time. Show More Summary

Is Angelina a celeb or a sleb?

Q: Is “sleb” a word you would find useful? A: No, we don’t use “sleb,” and don’t expect to. If we want a short, informal version of “celebrity,” we use “celeb,” an older and far more popular term. The Oxford English Dictionary describes “sleb” as a British colloquial “alteration of celeb n., reflecting a monosyllabic... ? Read More: Is Angelina a celeb or a sleb?


Recently published words in the Oxford English Dictionary:auger, v.mirch, n.disacceptance, n.aulicism, n.1. Don't confuse "auger" with "augur." To "auger" (the verb) is what you do with an "auger" (the noun). To "auger" is to bore a hole. Show More Summary

The Murderer Who Helped Make the Oxford English Dictionary

4 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The story of the OED’s most prolific contributor, a sex-addicted murderer who lived in an insane asylum.

The Fear of Missing out Has Been Around Forever Even Without Social Media

FOMO, the Fear Of Missing Out was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. It has been a popular... The post The Fear of Missing out Has Been Around Forever Even Without Social Media appeared first on Lifehack. We tend to associate FOMO, or fear of missing out, with the rise of social media. Nope. It's actually tied to the rise of humanity itself.

Oxford on Diacritics.

Jenny List had an amusing piece some years ago for the Oxford Dictionaries blog about diacritics, starting by saying you might think they’re not needed for English, and continuing: But as any halfway observant child would tell you, what about the café down the road? Or the jalapeño peppers you and your fiancée enjoyed on […]

How New Words That Enter Into the Common Lexicon Are Added to the Oxford Dictionary

5 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a fascinating Ted Ed lesson animated by TOGETHER, educator and anthropologist Marcel Danesi explains how new words enter the common lexicon, how words have entered the English language in the past and what it takes for a word to be added to the Oxford Dictionary. There are over 170,000 words currently in use in...

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