Posts tagged "oxford english dictionary"

Outrage! “Cassette Tape” Removed From The Oxford English Dictionary

Do you want to feel old? Really old? While words like sexting, jeggings and mankini have found their way into the collective consciousness, one term has been exorcised forever from the official record of English language — “cassette tape.” According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “cassette tape” will no longer appear in future editions of…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2011

Civilization Is Crumbling: “Jeggings” Added To The Oxford English Dictionary

Guys, we have some problems. The list of new words in the 2011 Oxford English Dictionary is out, and not only has “jegging” made the cut, but “mankini” is also now officially an acceptable term. A couple of other disturbing non-fashion words that passed muster? “Cyberbullying,” “sexting,” and “retweet.” It’s not so much that we…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 19, 2011

“LOL,” “OMG,” “♥” And “Muffin Top” Added To The Oxford English Dictionary

OMFG, I am LMAO. Apparently, the Oxford English Dictionary announced some new additions to its iconic pages this week. A few of the words being taken into the fold: “LOL,” “OMG,” and “♥.” And yes, they are fully aware of the fact that these are not actually words. The OED calls them “initialisms” and explai…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 25, 2011

Dictionaries Going The Way Of The Dinosaurs: Oxford Says No More Print Editions

Thanks in part to the ubiquitousness of computers, kids no longer know how to write in cursive — and soon they will also probably stop using actual books. The Oxford English Dictionary announced this week that it will no longer be publishing a print edition and will only be available online.

By: Julie Gerstein / August 31, 2010

LBD, Matchy-Matchy, And Other Hilarious Word Additions To The OED

Every year, the Oxford English Dictionary adds a couple thousand new words and terms to its roster. In 2010, quite a few from the fashion world made it into the OED, including LBD, jeggings, match-matchy, and wardrobe malfunction. Interested in what else is now officially included in the dictionary? Some more slightly unbelievable additions after…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 19, 2010