Posts tagged with dictionaries

Jun 27 2017



There's some good stuff in the latest Oxford English Dictionary update: "woke", "Boston Marriage", wrestling terms "face" and "heel". But my favorite is their attempt to give nuance to "A new sense of thing"...

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Jan 26 2017

The more you know


NPR recently posted great article about the Merriam-Webster twitter feed, which has been sharing a lot of pointed political definitions recently. Frankly, I don't think the new president cares much about expanding his vocabulary...

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Nov 29 2016

Great question


Yesterday, Literary Hub set out to solve one of the great mysteries of our time: "Who is the genius behind Merriam-Webster's social media?" The short answer is: a lot of people, but...

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Aug 25 2016

Clash of the Titans


Heh: Lainey Gossip informs me that Sean Penn and Mel Gibson are going to star in a movie adaptation of The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester’s book about the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary...

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Nov 16 2010

Save the words!

The fine people at Oxford English Dictionaries have started, a website devoted to reviving thousands of gloriously obscure English words that have fallen out of daily use. Visito...

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