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Non-binary pronoun 'they' named word of the year by Merriam-Webster dictionary From TheJournal.ie

Non-binary pronoun 'they' named word of the year by Merriam-Webster dictionary

Dec 11th 2019, 8:15 AM 30,562 Views 92 Comments

More and more people are exercising their right to choose the pronoun by which they are identified.

How do you decide what makes it into a dictionary?
# Define Useful
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# Define Useful

How do you decide what makes it into a dictionary?

Mar 11th 2017, 10:00 PM 8,511 Views 6 Comments

“If there are ten different ways to say the word dragonfly, you only need one simple version,” says one dictionary editor.

Selfie, alt-right and pre-drinks added to new English-Irish dictionary
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# Gaeilge

Selfie, alt-right and pre-drinks added to new English-Irish dictionary

Mar 7th 2017, 1:00 PM 13,437 Views 27 Comments

The editor said that the new dictionary “covers every level of language use, from formal to informal, from polite to vulgar”.

Brexit beats Trumpism and throwing shade to be named 'word of the year'
# Mic Drop
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# Mic Drop

Brexit beats Trumpism and throwing shade to be named 'word of the year'

Nov 3rd 2016, 3:37 PM 9,273 Views 12 Comments

According to Collins, anyway.

'Manspreading' and 'Grexit' have been added to the Oxford Dictionaries
# The Language Of Shakespeare
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# The Language Of Shakespeare

'Manspreading' and 'Grexit' have been added to the Oxford Dictionaries

Aug 27th 2015, 8:41 PM 15,743 Views 50 Comments

It’s official…

12 times Urban Dictionary was more accurate than the actual dictionary
# Accurate
# Accurate

12 times Urban Dictionary was more accurate than the actual dictionary

Aug 20th 2015, 5:05 PM 13,652 Views 2 Comments

*applause*

People are going crazy for this list of emotions people feel, but can't explain
# What A Feeling
# What A Feeling

People are going crazy for this list of emotions people feel, but can't explain

Jun 25th 2015, 7:58 PM 14,207 Views 0 Comments

Now you can describe the strange wistfulness of used bookshops.

10 Irish slang words that need to be added to the dictionary right now
# Morto
# Morto

10 Irish slang words that need to be added to the dictionary right now

Jun 12th 2015, 2:47 PM 37,111 Views 9 Comments

This is *our* language – the world needs to know about it.

12 incredibly hard-to-spell words that have won America's National Spelling Bee
# Say What Now
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# Say What Now

12 incredibly hard-to-spell words that have won America's National Spelling Bee

May 30th 2015, 9:30 PM 48,268 Views 76 Comments

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You can now use 'lolz' and 'obvs' in Scrabble
# Totes Ridic
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# Totes Ridic

You can now use 'lolz' and 'obvs' in Scrabble

May 21st 2015, 8:21 PM 6,952 Views 14 Comments

People are freaking out.

There was some gobshite on Countdown yesterday
# Klassy
# Klassy

There was some gobshite on Countdown yesterday

Apr 28th 2015, 7:39 AM 8,793 Views 0 Comments

Use it in a sentence.

10 excellent long-lost words you should definitely start using again
# Way With Words
# Way With Words

10 excellent long-lost words you should definitely start using again

Jan 15th 2015, 1:15 PM 29,376 Views 84 Comments

Word Warriors want you to forget about ‘selfies’ and ‘bae’.

'Vape' named Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, beating out 'bae' and 'indyref'
# Word Of The Year
# Word Of The Year

'Vape' named Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, beating out 'bae' and 'indyref'

Nov 18th 2014, 11:59 AM 2,547 Views 6 Comments

Tough competition, you’ll agree.

'Photobomb' and 'bakeoff' added to latest edition of Collins Dictionary
# New Slang
# New Slang

'Photobomb' and 'bakeoff' added to latest edition of Collins Dictionary

Oct 23rd 2014, 9:29 AM 4,888 Views 4 Comments

Down with the kids.

'YOLO' and 'amazeballs' have been added to the Oxford Dictionaries
# FML
# FML

'YOLO' and 'amazeballs' have been added to the Oxford Dictionaries

Aug 14th 2014, 10:16 AM 15,614 Views 37 Comments

Along with ‘douchebaggery’, appropriately enough.

Weird Wide Web: Facebook nosiness, a GIF machine and a virtual reality war
# Week In Web
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# Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Facebook nosiness, a GIF machine and a virtual reality war

May 25th 2014, 11:30 AM 7,027 Views 1 Comment

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

10 farm selfies that prove the word 'felfie' should be in the dictionary
# Selfies On The Farm
# Selfies On The Farm

10 farm selfies that prove the word 'felfie' should be in the dictionary

May 20th 2014, 9:30 PM 36,779 Views 22 Comments

Forget your selfie – it’s all about the felfie.

Column: Why do British and American attitudes to dictionaries differ?
# Language Matters
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# Language Matters

Column: Why do British and American attitudes to dictionaries differ?

Mar 23rd 2014, 12:00 PM 29 Views 54 Comments

There may be a story to tell about social class and dictionaries in the two countries, with the American publishers marketing to the aspirational, and the British ones to the arrived, writes Lynne Murphy.

Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary
# Twerk
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# Twerk

Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary

Aug 28th 2013, 9:16 AM 10,412 Views 18 Comments

They join fauxhawk, FOMO and emoji as new words in the online dictionary.

Weird Wide Web: Secrets, delightful video games and an ungoogleable rift
# Week In Web
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# Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Secrets, delightful video games and an ungoogleable rift

Mar 31st 2013, 11:30 AM 7,667 Views 5 Comments

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

'Frape', 'Arab Spring' among new entries in Collins dictionary
# Frape
# Frape

'Frape', 'Arab Spring' among new entries in Collins dictionary

Oct 6th 2011, 3:17 PM 1,366 Views 10 Comments

Terminology describing the Arab uprisings – and the act of using someone else’s Facebook account – is in the Collins dictionary.

OMG! Social networking takes hold... on the English dictionary
# Say What?
# Say What?

OMG! Social networking takes hold... on the English dictionary

Aug 25th 2011, 10:36 AM 446 Views 13 Comments

A new Chambers Dictionary includes “BFF” and “unfriending” – but not “sexting”. Find out which other words made the cut…

OMG, I ♥ the OED!
# Wordplay
# Wordplay

OMG, I ♥ the OED!

Mar 24th 2011, 12:19 PM 1,830 Views 0 Comments

The Oxford English Dictionary has included the ‘heart’ symbol amongst its 45,437 new entries.

Vuvuzela makes it into the Dictionary
# Dictionary
# Dictionary

Vuvuzela makes it into the Dictionary

Aug 18th 2010, 4:33 PM 125 Views 0 Comments

As do tweetup and turdurken.