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# dictionary - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 11th 2019, 8:15 AM 30,556 Views 92 Comments

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

# dictionary - Saturday 11 March, 2017

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

# dictionary - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 7th 2017, 1:00 PM 13,429 Views 27 Comments

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'
# Mic Drop
# Mic Drop

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

Nov 3rd 2016, 3:37 PM 9,265 Views 12 Comments

According to Collins, anyway.

# dictionary - Thursday 27 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 27th 2015, 8:41 PM 15,742 Views 50 Comments

It’s official…

# dictionary - Thursday 20 August, 2015

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

12 times Urban Dictionary was more accurate than the actual dictionary

Aug 20th 2015, 5:05 PM 13,592 Views 2 Comments

*applause*

# dictionary - Thursday 25 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 25th 2015, 7:58 PM 14,179 Views 0 Comments

Now you can describe the strange wistfulness of used bookshops.

# dictionary - Friday 12 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 12th 2015, 2:47 PM 36,800 Views 9 Comments

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
# Say What Now
# Say What Now

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

May 30th 2015, 9:30 PM 48,264 Views 76 Comments

We elucubrated some autochthonous Business Insider content for you. 

# dictionary - Thursday 21 May, 2015

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

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

May 21st 2015, 8:21 PM 6,951 Views 14 Comments

People are freaking out.

# dictionary - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

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

There was some gobshite on Countdown yesterday

Apr 28th 2015, 7:39 AM 8,790 Views 0 Comments

Use it in a sentence.

# dictionary - Thursday 15 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 15th 2015, 1:15 PM 29,373 Views 84 Comments

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

# dictionary - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 18th 2014, 11:59 AM 2,546 Views 6 Comments

Tough competition, you’ll agree.

# dictionary - Thursday 23 October, 2014

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

# dictionary - Thursday 14 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 14th 2014, 10:16 AM 15,609 Views 37 Comments

Along with ‘douchebaggery’, appropriately enough.

# dictionary - Sunday 25 May, 2014

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

# dictionary - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

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

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

May 20th 2014, 9:30 PM 36,772 Views 22 Comments

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

# dictionary - Sunday 23 March, 2014

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

# dictionary - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

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

Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary

Aug 28th 2013, 9:16 AM 10,409 Views 18 Comments

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
# 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.

# dictionary - Thursday 6 October, 2011

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

# dictionary - Thursday 25 August, 2011

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

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

Aug 25th 2011, 10:36 AM 445 Views 13 Comments

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

# dictionary - Thursday 24 March, 2011

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

# dictionary - Wednesday 18 August, 2010

Vuvuzela makes it into the Dictionary
# Dictionary
From The Daily Edge
# Dictionary

Vuvuzela makes it into the Dictionary

Aug 18th 2010, 4:33 PM 124 Views 0 Comments

As do tweetup and turdurken.