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Perfectly Cromulent Words

Perfectly Cromulent Words

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a "word" is a "sequence of one or more sounds, or morphemes, constituting the basic units of meaningful speech." Contestants must decide whether the clues we give them are real words we found in the ... NPR, 2 days ago

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What is a bee ? A well-known insect, says the Oxford English Dictionary , passing the buck rather. Similarly, an ash is a well-known forest tree, an ass is a well-known quadruped of the horse kind and asparagus is a well-known delicacy of the table ...
 Spectator Australia3 days ago How Did Power Couple Become The New Standard For Relationship Success?  Huffington Post6 days ago What a word's worth  Abu Dhabi National2 weeks ago 'Budgie smugglers' officially added to Oxford English Dictionary  ABC Online2 weeks ago

Don't let daydreamer Gwede mislead people

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word "daydream" as "a series of pleasant thoughts that distract one's attention from the present." This is what Gwede Mantashe did last week. Mantashe told the whole world that the mayhem we are witnessing ...
 Sowetan6 days ago Gwede Mantashe — A daydreamer trying to distract us from reality days ago

Oxford lexicon among top 10 least-liked textbooks

BEIJING: The Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Diction­ary is among the top 10 bestselling secondhand textbooks that fresh graduates are trading in an online flea market, a sign of how much the dictionary and other textbooks were disliked ... month ago Oxford Dictionary among Top 10 most disliked textbooks  CHINAdaily USA1 month ago
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20 olde English words we need to start using again

Gebeorscipe, anyone? REUTERS/Michael Dalder The Oxford English dictionary counts 171,476 words in current use , but there are so many more — by one count, 47,156 — that have been lost to history. Not all of them deserve to get ...
 Tech Insider3 days ago 14 delicious words for anyone who loves their food  MSN South Africa3 weeks ago 20 English words that 'should be banished' from French  The Local France1 month ago

An encyclopedic biography of the iconic reference work

Denis Boyles offers a surfeit of information on the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Like the Oxford English Dictionary, the famed 11th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica was a product of the reference book's golden age. Aimed at the improving, ...
 Boston Globe1 month ago

Singlish all abuzz

Don't play-play, Singlish is very the powderful, okay? The authoritative Oxford English Dictionary (OED), in its quarterly update two months ago, took in 19 Singlish terms. Terms such as the exclamatory wah and sabo, a contraction of sabotage, ...
 DAWN Group2 months ago Singlish 'betterer' than English for some S'poreans  China Post2 months ago

Further examination of what World English really means

My last piece here on the addition of Hong Kong English words into the latest update of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) got a number of responses. Given the complexity of the issue, this subject matter deserves another take in this column. In ...
 China Daily Asia2 months ago Do you speak English like this?  Rediff.com1 month ago Daily Current Affairs - May 15, Sunday  PaGaLGuY2 months ago
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Please sign my petition: I want 'sotong' removed from Oxford dictionary

Hi, will you sign my petition? I am writing one to have a derogatory term removed from the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The term "sotong" uses seafood to tease blur people in Singapore. It is highly disrespectful to tentacled marine life ...
 Asiaone1 month ago Petition to remove 'sotong' from OED  Electric New Paper1 month ago

Ho Ching supports petition to ground Chinese helicopter

SINGAPORE — When it was reported that several Singlish words had been added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the announcement drew its fair share of supporters and detractors. But recently, one phrase seems to have been singled out by ...
 Today Online1 month ago Singaporeans launch petition against 'Chinese helicopter' in Oxford dictionary  New Straits Times1 month ago Singaporean petitions to remove 'Chinese helicopter' from Oxford English Dictionary month ago Singlish in OED: Singapore PM's wife supports petition to ground Chinese helicopter  Malay Mail1 month ago
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