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What Do the Top Online Dictionary Lookups Tell Us, if Anything?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.20.2013 | Technology
Dorian de Wind

Since English is an acquired language for me, I am a very frequent user of English dictionaries -- and foreign language dictionaries, too, but more on...

How This World Leader Changed The Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.18.2012 | World

It's still spelled m-i-s-o-g-y-n-y. But now it has a new meaning, thanks to a speech that redefined political shaming. The Associated Press reports...

Dictionary In Classroom Banned Because Of "Oral Sex" Definition

The Press-Enterprise | JULISSA McKINNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After a parent complained about an elementary school student stumbling across "oral sex" in a classroom dictionary, Menifee Union School District offi...

Is Google Making Dictionaries Obsolete?

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Do we still need dictionaries in the age of Google? Dictionaries are, after all, giant databases of words compiled by lexicographers who investigate ...