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From TheJournal.ie Police in Oxford open fire on gunman after person shot on street Negotiating

Police in Oxford open fire on gunman after person shot on street

The situation is not being treated as a terrorist incident.

From TheJournal.ie Seven UK police officers hospitalised after incident with chemical substance during routine arrest Oxford

Seven UK police officers hospitalised after incident with chemical substance during routine arrest

Officers were conducting an arrest when they became aware of a chemical hazard in the building.

From TheJournal.ie Murder investigation launched after child found dead near Oxford England

Murder investigation launched after child found dead near Oxford

A woman in her 40s, who is from the area, has been arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Several injured after explosion and major blaze at Oxford flats Building Collapse

Several injured after explosion and major blaze at Oxford flats

Up to 40 firefighters responded to the blaze, which broke out yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Oxford Dictionaries name "post-truth" its word of 2016 Trump

Oxford Dictionaries name "post-truth" its word of 2016

The compound word relates to a situation where objective facts are less influential on public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.

From TheJournal.ie Shia LaBeouf slaps fan in face as part of art project Elevate This post contains videos

Shia LaBeouf slaps fan in face as part of art project

But he said he really didn’t want to.

From TheJournal.ie You shouldn't be afraid to speak out after being sexually assaulted. I know, because I did Opinion

You shouldn't be afraid to speak out after being sexually assaulted. I know, because I did

Ione Wells launched the #NotGuilty campaign in May 2015 in the wake of the publication of her open letter to the 17-year-old who sexually assaulted her.

From TheJournal.ie Irish professor to become the first woman to run Oxford University in 785 years Success Story
From TheJournal.ie Body found in manhunt for 21 year old suspected of stabbing three relatives Stabbing

Body found in manhunt for 21 year old suspected of stabbing three relatives

Police believe the incident was a domestic one.

From TheJournal.ie Six girls were raped for five years because authorities didn't believe them Oxford

Six girls were raped for five years because authorities didn't believe them

“I turned up at the police station at 2/3am, blood all over me, soaked through my trousers to the crotch. They dismissed it as me being naughty, a nuisance.”

University Challenge contestant amazes Paxman with ridiculously fast answer

It’s simple modular arithmetic, actually.

From TheJournal.ie Crime writer PD James has died at the age of 94 RIP

Crime writer PD James has died at the age of 94

Her books, many of which featured detective Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions of copies around the world.

Passion Of The Christ cancelled because city authorities 'thought it was a sex show'

Oxford council has apologised for the blunder.

From TheJournal.ie Man dies as storms batter UK Stormwatch

Man dies as storms batter UK

The 47-year-old’s mobility scooter fell into the River Thames.

From TheJournal.ie Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary Twerk

Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary

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

From TheJournal.ie Five members of British paedophile gang jailed for life Paedophiles

Five members of British paedophile gang jailed for life

The men were found guilty of grooming vulnerable underage girls for sex.

From The42 Oxford win controversy-free Boat Race Success

Oxford win controversy-free Boat Race

There were no problems this time, after last year’s race had been controversially disrupted by a protester.

From The42 Boats, breathlessness and and eh, goats: 7 reasons we secretly love The Boat Race Putney To Mortlake This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Oxford librarian 'sacked' for Harlem Shake video Harlem Shake

Oxford librarian 'sacked' for Harlem Shake video

A group of students are appealing to college officials who they say fired a librarian because she allowed about 30 students to film their version of the global YouTube sensation in the library.

From The42 Injuries force Ulster winger Simon Danielli to hang up his boots Winged This post contains videos

Injuries force Ulster winger Simon Danielli to hang up his boots

The Scotland international, who spent five years at Ravenhill, has been forced to retire as a back injury takes its toll.

From The42 Right and proper: Oxford rower apologises for unconsciousness Surely No Need

Right and proper: Oxford rower apologises for unconsciousness

Alex Woods has said sorry after his blackout ‘spoiled’ Cambridge’s Boat Race celebrations.

From The42 VIDEO: Protester disrupts Boat Race Making Waves This post contains videos

VIDEO: Protester disrupts Boat Race

Trenton Oldfield put his neck on the line for what he believes and halted the historical event for a good 20 minutes.

From The42 Keith Andrews signs for Ipswich; aims parting shot at Blackburn fans Done Deal

Keith Andrews signs for Ipswich; aims parting shot at Blackburn fans

The Ireland international midfielder will remain on loan at the club until January.

From TheJournal.ie New Michelangelo work found in...Oxford? Discovery

New Michelangelo work found in...Oxford?

An art scholar has claimed to have identified an unknown Michelangelo painting at the University of Oxford.

From TheJournal.ie Engaging with the EU: Why Ireland should have sympathy with Turkey Opinion

Engaging with the EU: Why Ireland should have sympathy with Turkey

European Studies expert Kerem Oktem examines the common ground between Turkey and Ireland – and why Lucinda Creighton, who was supposed to launch his latest book, is “misguided” in her outlook on his country.

IT WAS the sound that dominated the world cup but only last year many of us had no idea what a vuvuzela was.

Now the word, along with 2,000 others has made it into the third edition Oxford Dictionary of English, which is published today.

Other new words to make it in the dictionary include cheeseball (something that lacks taste or style) and turducken – a roast dish that consists of chicken inside a duck inside a turkey.

The internet has coined quite a few words with paywall, microblogging, netbook and biral have all been added to the dictionary in recent years. The financial crisis has also thrown up a few previously unheard of words. Toxic debt, deleveraging (reducing debt by quickly selling assets), quantitative easing and staycation are now in common parlance.

Oxford adds words based on their usage and it is the first dictionary to do so.

Last week some of the words that didn’t make the cut were revealed. Words such as wurfing (searching the net while as work) and earworm (a catchy tune that frequently gets stuck in your head)

Other new entries are :

  • wardrobe malfunction : when someone exposes an intimate part of their body after clothing slips;
  • chill pill: a notional pill to make someone calm;
  • bromance : a close but non-sexual relationship between two men;
  • LBD (little black dress). This refers to the simple evening or cocktail dress that, it is claimed, should be part of every womans wardrobe; and
  • frenemy : a person that one is friendly with despite a fundamental dislike.