Latest Oxford English Dictionary Stories

2013-06-20 23:19:24

In response to an article published by the Chicago Tribune, social media agency fishbat discusses the impact of the expansion of the Oxford English Dictionary to include Twitter vocabulary. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 On June 20, social media agency fishbat examines the impact of the addition of Twitter terminology to the Oxford English Dictionary, as reported in a Chicago Tribune article. According to the article published by the Chicago Tribune, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)...

Tweet Becomes a Real Word
2013-06-17 11:39:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online After seven years of short 140-character bursts, memes and punchline hashtags, the term “tweet” has officially become a real word in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Tweet can now correctly be used as either a noun or a verb (as in “Send me a tweet” or “Let me tweet that”) and joins the 54 year-old slang term “to have a cow.” This admission into the OED also includes some...

2011-03-26 08:35:00

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the premier dictionary of the English language and published by Oxford University Press, has added a new list of words and expressions to its already 600,000-long list.In its latest online update, OED has listed such expressions as OMG! (oh my god), LOL (laughing out loud), and FYI (for your information) as valid English entries in its authoritative reference book.The words and expressions will be added to the online edition of the dictionary by the end of...

Word of the Day
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.