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The Prince Dictionary: 10 Words Made Up by the Musician and What They Mean

The Prince Dictionary: 10 Words Made Up by the Musician and What They Mean | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Not merely a genius musician, Prince was a hugely gifted and evocative lyricist, able in the space of one album to oscillate from the vulgar to the sublime, the political to the playful.
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LOYO, Obamacar, and otter café: new words in OxfordDictionaries.com | OxfordWords blog

LOYO, Obamacar, and otter café: new words in OxfordDictionaries.com | OxfordWords blog | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
The most recent update to OxfordDictionaries.com sees a host of new words added from the worlds of politics, popular culture, and social media. You can see
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Facebook’s New Social Glossary Predicts Slangs Before Users Type Them

Facebook’s New Social Glossary Predicts Slangs Before Users Type Them | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has secured a patent to develop a Social Glossary covering the latest Internet slang, abbreviations and other features.
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Video: how do new words get added to Oxford Dictionaries? | OxfordWords blog

Video: how do new words get added to Oxford Dictionaries? | OxfordWords blog | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
After the excitement of the Oxford Dictionaries update, with words like binge-watch, side-eye, and hench entering OxfordDictionaries.com, you may be wonder
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MasterCard svela i pagamenti con "selfie"

MasterCard svela i pagamenti con "selfie" | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Arriva dal MWC di Barcellona l'annuncio ufficiale che MasterCard ha pronto il sistema di autenticazione delle transazioni basato sulla tecnologia biometrica. 

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Frankenwords: they're alive! But for how long?

Frankenwords: they're alive! But for how long? | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Swooshtika, flashpacking, moobs, swaption: English is awash with new portmanteaus. But what determines whether yours will be a buzzword, or a bum word?
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New words - 8 February 2016

New words - 8 February 2016 | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
farecasting noun predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what's known as farecasting - predicting the best date to buy a ticket. [www.nytimes.com 14 September 2015] unsend noun the action…
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'Hunkvertising': why men are now feeling the pressure to be perfect

'Hunkvertising': why men are now feeling the pressure to be perfect | Worder Woman | Scoop.it

When Barbie finally got a few more curves and lost her thigh-gap, last week, Mattel was applauded for catching up with modern attitudes towards female beauty.

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Groovy, geek, meh, selfie – which word defines your generation?

Groovy, geek, meh, selfie – which word defines your generation? | Worder Woman | Scoop.it

For centuries, America has enriched the English language with strange and arresting terms. In an exclusive extract from his new book From Skedaddle to Selfie, Allan Metcalf identifies the words that have come to define each generation.

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Anglizismus des Jahres 2015: Refugees Welcome

BERLIN (26.1.2016). Anglizismus des Jahres 2015 ist Refugees Welcome. Das gab die unabhängige Jury heute in Berlin bekannt. Der ursprünglich in flüchtlingsaktivistischen Kreisen entstandene Slogan …
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Skype family, switch and swipe generation

Skype family, switch and swipe generation | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Skype family noun a family in which one parent is living overseas and contact is maintained through Skype A new report published by the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England (OCC) [...] has revealed that around 15,000 British children are either separated from one parent and living in a 'Skype family' or forced to…
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Why 2015’s word of the year is rather singular

Why 2015’s word of the year is rather singular | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Singular "they" has been used since Chaucer. Why is it still controversial?
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The New Words of the Year | Word Spy

The New Words of the Year | Word Spy | Worder Woman | Scoop.it

I’m pleased to (finally) announce the Word Spy “Word of the Year” and other neological awards for 2015.

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Facebook has an idea for software that detects cool new slang before it goes mainstream

Facebook has an idea for software that detects cool new slang before it goes mainstream | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
The social network wants to be down with the kids.
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Encryption, From Nazis to iPhones

Encryption, From Nazis to iPhones | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
‘Encryption,’ coined in World War II, is built on centuries of code-making and code-breaking
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What Is Lollygagging And How Am I Doing It?

What Is Lollygagging And How Am I Doing It? | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
No one can decide where the phrase 'lollygagging" originated from or what it really means, but we have a few ideas…
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Social Media Sentiment Analysis is on Trend for Tracking Trends - NetBase

Social Media Sentiment Analysis is on Trend for Tracking Trends - NetBase | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Do new trends catch your brand off guard? Find out how social media sentiment analysis helps you predict what's coming when you have the right tools.
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Leggings, jeggings, and meggings (oh my!) | OxfordWords blog

Leggings, jeggings, and meggings (oh my!) | OxfordWords blog | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Fashion has always inspired innovation—on the runway and in the dictionary. With the autumn 2011 collections likely to be wowing the fashionistas this mont
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Terminologia etc. » » Da stepchild a configlio

Terminologia etc. » » Da stepchild a configlio | Worder Woman | Scoop.it

Ho trovato molto efficace la proposta del linguista Francesco Sabatini di sostituire l’anglicismo stepchild con il neologismo configlio.

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How new words are born

How new words are born | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
English speakers already have over a million words at our disposal – so why are we adding 1,000 new ones a year to the lexicon? And how?
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Smart e jihadista tra i nuovi vocaboli del 2016

Smart e jihadista tra i nuovi vocaboli del 2016 | Worder Woman | Scoop.it

Come ogni anno, vocabolari e dizionari si devono arrendere alla metamorfosi che la lingua italiana sta subendo. Questo comporta che debbano necessariamente aggiornare le loro pubblicazione con nuovi vocaboli.

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L'italiano imbruttito ai tempi di Internet - Wired

L'italiano imbruttito ai tempi di Internet - Wired | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
#Escile, "scendo il cane", "comportazione". Tra modi di dire virali e accenti messi a caso, stiamo modificando la lingua italiana. I social network riscriveranno i dizionari?
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2016 A-Z Culture Glossary

Last year, we presented the top, must-know, culturally relevant trends for 2015 and our predictions were 83% accurate! To help the “curious class” stay relevan…


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Los peores gazapos de la historia de Google Traductor

Los peores gazapos de la historia de Google Traductor | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Traducir "Rusia" como "Mordor", confundir "grelo" con "clítoris", convertir un "soy catalán" en "soy español"... son solo algunos de los errores que han puesto en apuros al gigante de la tecnología
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