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New Tech-Inspired Words Enter The Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Technology

Hopefully these newly recognized words will make you squee! Throughout the year, the Oxford English Dictionary adds newly popular words to its line...

Bizarre New Addition To Dictionary

Posted 02.27.2013 | Books

We'd expect to find "friend zone" in the Urban Dictionary, but in the official online dictionary made by a reference of all things lexicographical the...

Dictionary Apologizes For Tasteless 'Word Of The Day'

Posted 12.18.2012 | Books

Every day, the Oxford English Dictionary sends out a word of the day via email, then posts the word, and its definition, on the dictionary's blog. Thi...

My Nominations for 2012's Word of the Year

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Comedy
Helene Cohen Bludman

The Oxford English Dictionary has named omnishambles, meaning a "situation which is shambolic from every possible angle," the winner this year. And so, I'd like to offer up my nominations for the 2012 Word/Phrase of the Year, holiday version.

Truth About 'Scandal' At The OED

Sarah Ogilvie | Posted 01.29.2013 | Books
Sarah Ogilvie

In the last couple of days, my book has caused quite a flurry of controversy -- or rather, a misrepresentation of it has. An article in the Guardian on Monday took six pages of the book and made a big story out of it, ignoring the other 235 pages.

Some Of Fashion's Favorite Words Have Been Added To The Oxford English Dictionary

Posted 08.25.2012 | Style

We've endured serious debates in the HuffPost Style office over how to spell "vajazzled." Honestly. We wish we were kidding but we're not. But some...

'Sexting' And Other New Additions To Oxford English Dictionary

Zoe Triska | Posted 10.18.2011 | Books

Back in March, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) made some interesting updates. According to The Huffington Post, not only did they add LOL and OMG,...

A Brief History Of The Word 'Sh*t-Faced'

Slate Magazine | Paul Collins | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

Some years ago, Slate contributor Paul Collins became curious about the history of the word bonkers. After a letter to the editors of the Oxford Engli...

'La-La Land' Now The Dictionary Definition Of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.28.2011 | Books

The Oxford English Dictionary made some stellar updates on March 24, which are now online. For instance, "e-mail" is now "email." You can now, with re...

Official New Dictionary Words

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Around 2,000 new words, phrases, and meanings have been added to the dictionary of American English, including bromance -- defined as "a close but non...

Will The Oxford English Dictionary Never Be Printed Again?

Telegraph | Alastair Jamieson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The dictionary's owner, Oxford University Press (OUP), said the impact of the internet means OED3 will probably appear only in electronic form....

Dictionary Rejects: Which Words Got Left Out Of The Oxford English Dictionary? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ever engaged a freegan in nonversation, or does the very idea make you want to precuperate? If you haven't a clue what we're talking about, don't worr...

It Took 99 Years For Anyone To Notice That The Oxford English Dictionary Was Wrong

AOL | Terence Neilan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Oxford English Dictionary got it wrong, and it took 99 years before anyone noticed. Siphons don't work, it turns out, because of atmospheric pres...

Schwarzenegger on Small Business

Marty Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Marty Keller

Small businesses make up 98% of the state's businesses and employ over half of California's workforce, and that's exactly why the governor has worked so hard to create a climate where they can succeed.