A celebration of the OED

By |July 18th, 2011|

The Oxford English Dictionary has been a linguistic and cultural institution for over 150 years. It’s not only useful for checking spellings and definitions, but also contains a wealth of information about how the English language has evolved over the years, and is constantly acquiring new words to add to its current 600,000.

 

Every three months, the OED announces new additions to the dictionary. This month, the dictionary embraced ten new words, including “babe”, “brain candy”, “urb”, “cryonaut”, “environmentally unfriendly” and “green fuel”. Needless to say, this is quite an eclectic bunch of words, and I found many items on the […]