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The Age of the Dictionary - The History of English (7/10)

Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/english-language --- A look at how lexicographers started cre...
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New words are not rewriting the language - Otago Daily Times

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New words are not rewriting the language
Otago Daily Times
Each year the Macquarie Dictionary names a word of the year from a shortlist of words that have made a valuable contribution to the language.
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New words of 2012: what a shamazing year - Telegraph

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The new words of 2012 that we never want to hear again


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Writing the OED: New Words

Senior Editor Fiona McPherson explains how and why new words are added to the Oxford English Dictionary. http://oed.com.
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The 'Oxford English Dictionary' and the Great War – Wired Campus ...

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That's slang for sausages and mashed potatoes, inspired by the airships used for spying and bombing during World War I, according to the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary. The distinctive flying machines “must have ...
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