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#Dictionary

# dictionary - Saturday 11 March, 2017

How do you decide what makes it into a dictionary?

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

# dictionary - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

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

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

# dictionary - Thursday 3 November, 2016

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

According to Collins, anyway.

# dictionary - Thursday 27 August, 2015

# dictionary - Thursday 20 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge 12 times Urban Dictionary was more accurate than the actual dictionary Accurate

# dictionary - Thursday 25 June, 2015

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

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

Now you can describe the strange wistfulness of used bookshops.

# dictionary - Friday 12 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge 10 Irish slang words that need to be added to the dictionary right now Morto

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

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

# dictionary - Saturday 30 May, 2015

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

We elucubrated some autochthonous Business Insider content for you. 

# dictionary - Thursday 21 May, 2015

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

People are freaking out.

# dictionary - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge There was some gobshite on Countdown yesterday Klassy

There was some gobshite on Countdown yesterday

Use it in a sentence.

# dictionary - Thursday 15 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge 10 excellent long-lost words you should definitely start using again Way With Words

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

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

# dictionary - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

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

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

Tough competition, you’ll agree.

# dictionary - Thursday 23 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge 'Photobomb' and 'bakeoff' added to latest edition of Collins Dictionary New Slang

# dictionary - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 'YOLO' and 'amazeballs' have been added to the Oxford Dictionaries FML

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

Along with ‘douchebaggery’, appropriately enough.

# dictionary - Sunday 25 May, 2014

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

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

# dictionary - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

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

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

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

# dictionary - Sunday 23 March, 2014

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

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.

# dictionary - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary

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

# dictionary - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Weird Wide Web: Secrets, delightful video games and an ungoogleable rift Week In Web This post contains videos

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

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

# dictionary - Thursday 6 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge 'Frape', 'Arab Spring' among new entries in Collins dictionary Frape

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

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

# dictionary - Thursday 25 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge OMG! Social networking takes hold... on the English dictionary Say What?

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

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# dictionary - Thursday 24 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge OMG, I ♥ the OED! Wordplay

OMG, I ♥ the OED!

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

# dictionary - Wednesday 18 August, 2010

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.

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