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Your favourite portmanteau words | Macmillan

Your favourite portmanteau words | Macmillan | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Today is the 183rd birthday of the English mathematician, logician, photographer and clergyman Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. If you're wondering why such an obscure
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Erin McKean, Wordnik/Reverb - XOXO Festival (2014) - YouTube

Lexicographer Erin McKean sews dresses and knits words. The former editor-in-chief of the Oxford New American Dictionary, Erin founded Reverb, an app for exp...
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Fashion terminology is DEF ahhhmazing!

Fashion terminology is DEF ahhhmazing! | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Fashion terminology has a twin-nature: extremely accurate and specific when dealing with clothing from a technical point of view; merry and creative on fashion blogs and magazines.
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#Blacklivesmatter and words of the year | Macmillan

#Blacklivesmatter and words of the year | Macmillan | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
The final, and foremost, Word of the Year selection in language lovers’ winter calendar is the American Dialect Society’s, which took place in Portland earlier
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What makes a word "real"?

What makes a word "real"? | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
One could argue that slang words like ‘hangry,’ ‘defriend’ and ‘adorkable’ fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, even if they don't appear in the dictionary. After all, who actually decides which words make it into those pages? Language historian Anne Curzan gives a charming look at the humans behind dictionaries, and the choices they make.
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Al Jazeera America: Word of the Year 2014 - YouTube

News report from Al Jazeera America on the American Dialect Society's 2014 Word of the Year vote. Broadcast on Jan. 10, 2015.
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Novità sui selfie stick

Novità sui selfie stick | Worder Woman | Scoop.it

La frequenza d’uso e la produttività di una parola (la capacità di generare nuove forme e significati) sono indicatori del successo di un neologismo e su selfie sticknon ci sono dubbi.

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Merriam-Webster Wants to Reinvent the Dictionary for the Digital Age. Should It Bother?

Merriam-Webster Wants to Reinvent the Dictionary for the Digital Age. Should It Bother? | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
By the high-gloss, high-tech standards of 21st-century corporate life, the headquarters of America’s premier dictionary publisher is an unusual place. Merriam-Webster Inc. is housed in a two-story brick building in Springfield, Massachusetts, that, if not for the bas-relief dictionary and company name above the front door, could pass for an...
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When Autocorrect Goes Wrong (And So, So Right)

When Autocorrect Goes Wrong (And So, So Right) | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
The changing complexities, and constant follies, of our autocorrected life.
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Words are stupid, words are fun | Mind your language

Words are stupid, words are fun | Mind your language | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
David Marsh: As words fall in and out of fashion, new ones enter the language. But some, such as autonaut, chassimover and pupamotor, failed to reach the assembly line
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#snOMG!

#snOMG! | Worder Woman | Scoop.it

Dopo le abbondanti nevicate di questi giorni, nelle prime pagine dei quotidiani di ieri e di oggi mi sarei aspettata titoli ad effetto sul maltempo e invece la parola scelta quasi ovunque è gelo, senza alcuna esagerazione.

 
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Meformers: Users who post social media updates mostly relating to themselves

Meformers: Users who post social media updates mostly relating to themselves | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
A recent study at Rutgers University suggests that if you want people to follow you, your social media presence can't be all about you.The study went over
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List of subcultures - Subcultures list - list of youth subcultures

List of subcultures - Subcultures list - list of youth subcultures | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
A Complete List of subcultures. There are more than 50 subcultures in this subcultures list. Every subculture in the list is linked to proper article.

Via Laura Brown
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Definition of Likebait, BuzzWord from Macmillan Dictionary

Likebait, BuzzWord by Macmillan Dictionary. Find the latest, popular new words in English.
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At the Super Bowl of Linguistics, May the Best Word Win

At the Super Bowl of Linguistics, May the Best Word Win | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
A dispatch from the place where the nation’s most well-regarded grammarians, etymologists and language enthusiasts gather to talk shop.
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Diccionario de neolengua: sobre el uso políticamente manipulador del lenguaje

Diccionario de neolengua: sobre el uso políticamente manipulador del lenguaje | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Puedes leer el primer capítulo del libro de Carlos Taibo y Enrique Flores, publicado por la editorial La Catarata

Via Charles Tiayon
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Tracking the wild jargonist: A field guide to gibberish

Tracking the wild jargonist: A field guide to gibberish | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Sometimes professionals in a particular field have no choice but to use technical language. Other times, it's clear that the writer/speaker is just shoveling fertilizer. Check your shoes.
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Erin McKean: Slow rebellion

Erin McKean: Slow rebellion | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Founder of Reverb Technologies, Erin McKean catches the PopTech audience up on the evolution of her unique online dictionary, Wordnik, since she first introduced it at PopTech 2008. She unveils the next phase of the Wordnik mission in this lively talk.
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The Belfie Proves We’ve Officially Reached Peak Selfie

The Belfie Proves We’ve Officially Reached Peak Selfie | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Taking lots of selfies is not currently considered a mental disorder, but the amount of products coming out to support our selfie obsession is ridick. There's..
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Go ahead, make up new words!

Go ahead, make up new words! | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages — nay, cheerleads — her audience to create new words when the existing ones won’t quite do. She lists out 6 ways to make new words in English, from compounding to “verbing,” in order to make language better at expressing what we mean, and to create more ways for us to understand one another.
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10 parole da conoscere per essere gastronomicamente rilevanti nel 2015

10 parole da conoscere per essere gastronomicamente rilevanti nel 2015 | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Vogliamo vivere in sintonia con il 2015 ma per farlo bisogna crederci e temprarsi. Mica facile stare al passo con il nostro gastro role-model preferito. Ci siamo svenati per comprare l'iphone 6 ma non era quello a renderlo rilevante (sebbene...). No,
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Presenting the Nominees for 2014 Word of the Year : Vocabulary.com

Presenting the Nominees for 2014 Word of the Year : Vocabulary.com | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Greetings from Portland, Oregon, where the American Dialect Society is holding its annual conference. On Thursday, in my capacity as chair of the society's New Words Committee, I presided over the nominating session for various categories in our Word of the Year selection
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