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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...

BFF Makes the Oxford English Dictionary

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The Oxford English Dictionary announced on its blog yesterday that the acronym "BFF" has been added as an official noun and lists its D.O.B as 1996. A little on the history of the word here.

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....

Use a Word. Save a Word.

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bill Lichtenstein

Save the Words, a new web site from Oxford University Press, seeks to prevent the extinction of words that are endangered due to the their lack of use.

8 Food Words Rejected (For Now) By The Oxford English Dictionary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Serious Eats' Erin Zimmer pointed out an article from the Telegraph about millions of "non words" rejected by the Oxford University Press as "unsuitab...

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...