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Today, OUP announced their Oxford Dictionaries US Word of the Year for 2012.
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David Shariatmadari: Think hyperbole rhymes with Super Bowl? Don't worry, it could be the start of something beautiful
This language can be a pain sometimes. You wonder how words like "though", and "thought" got there spelling. Shouldn't it be "thoe" and "thot"? Maybe these just didn't look pretty enough (enuff). And unfortunatly I think things are just going to get worse because now we have computers to correct everything for us so people don't have to pay as much attention to spelling.
What's the perfect word for the perfect butt?
Today's guest post, from Daphné Kerremans of the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, is another in our occasional series on developments in language
The Internet is, on top of everything else, a word generator of unparalleled proportions. As a platform for expression, the thing has provided us with an explosion of new terms—and, with them, new conundrums. There are the old classics ("Web" or "web"? "Wi-Fi" or "wifi"? "email" or "e-mail"?), but there are also the newer quandaries ("unfriend" or "un-friend"? "tweet" or "Tweet"? "LOL" or "lol" or "lolllllllllllllll"?).
Everything you never knew you wanted to know about words
Breaking down the terms Facebook has added to our everyday vocabulary.
It's amazing how words can change meaning in an instant. A friend use to be someone you actually knew and hung out with. Now it can be someone half a world away that you've never seen before. People say they have 500 friends and 75% they probably don't know at all. And words like wall, poke, and unfriend mean different things now as well. You can unfriend someone but still like them as a friend, makes sense. Wall is your profile not an actual wall and poke is simply clicking the poke symbol to send a notification saying pay attention to me, it's not actually touching them. Who knows what other word changes will occur over the next 10 years.
By Alice Northover Word of the Year season in the English-speaking world has come to a close. Oxford Dictionaries kicked off the annual reflection (and often infuriation) regarding words that were particularly relevant this past year.
A lexicographer’s catalog of our preoccupations.
Welcome to this week’s Language Blog Roundup, in which we bring you the highlights from our favorite language blogs and the latest in word news and
HILTON MINNEAPOLIS—JAN. 3— In its 24th annual words of the year vote, the American Dialect Society voted “because” as the Word of the Year for 2013. The selection recognized that because is now being used in new ways to introduce a noun, adjective, or other part of speech.
E’ recente il conio dell’acronimo FOMO che nasce con l’espansione incontrollata dei social forum a cui stiamo assistendo ormai da tempo.
Hurrah! Christmas is nearly here. Time to unpack the box of word-baubles the year has given us, wind a few glittering strings of semantics round the tree, sit back and drink deeply of their twinkling delights. Time, in short, to introduce Collins’ words of the year; welcome to our window on 2013.
Cliches and tired expressions were as dominant as ever in 2013.
Recent updates to Oxford Dictionaries by Oxford Dictionaries
Our latest quarterly update to Oxford Dictionaries Online has seen a selection of new words, definitions, and senses added to the dictionary. The words ori
I think there used to be fewer words chosen. Seems they have lowered the standards and accept words that will just be a forgotten fad in ten years, or less.
The BuzzFeed Style Guide aims to provide a prevailing, and evolving, set of standards for the internet and social media.
ONESIE word to rule them all.
There are some fantastic words that would make welcome additions to English: who among us hasn't experienced tsundoku, asks Lucy Greaves
Gary Nunn: If you want a single word that describes wandering around the house wearing a shirt and no trousers, ask a Hungarian
Dark data will apparently be this year's ecosystem buzzword equivalent. Download this free wall chart of marketing methane and add to it at will.
Happy new year, everyone, and welcome to the first Language Blog Roundup of 2014! The biggest end-of-2013 word news is of course the words of the year.
Senior Editor Fiona McPherson explains how and why new words are added to the Oxford English Dictionary. http://oed.com
It's not a new word, or a trendy one. But boy, does it matter.
Dictionary changes definition of geek to 'a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about a specific subject'
If you’re a linguist, lexicographer, or just a person who likes to argue about language, the winter months bring a special treat.