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More Silly Not-Real-Words Have Been Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

The people in charge of ruining the language have once again done that thing where they try to get kids to make their story go viral, by adding a bunch of silly-sounding non-words to the Oxford English Dictionary. Read More >>

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“Twerking” Enters the Oxford English Dictionary, Will Now Score 16 Points in Scrabble

It's that time of the year again – when everyone has a chance to feel out of touch with the inclusion of 500 new words in the Oxford English Dictionary. Read More >>

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“Selfie” is Officially the 2013 Word of the Year

Time to fire up Instagram and party like it's, um, 2013, because 'selfie' has been named the Oxford Dictionaries word of the year. Read More >>

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Oxford English Dictionary Editor’s Secret Rampage to Remove Foreign Words

A former editor of the Oxford English Dictionary staged a bizarre secret battle on foreign words over many years, deleting thousands of them from OED supplements -- and blaming his predecessors for the linguistic vandalism. Read More >>