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Friday, August 28, 2015

Oxford Dictionaries: The Dictionary of Modern Language

Oxford Dictionaries Adds ‘Fat-Shame,’ ‘Butthurt’ and ‘Redditor’

Katy Steinmetz | August 26, 2015

Oxford Dictionaries announced its latest additions on Wednesday, highlighting the things we were talking about in the summer of ’15—like angry Internet commenters, gender identity and what a sweet time of day “beer o’clock” is.

Oxford Dictionaries is the branch of the Oxford family that focuses on modern language—words that people are using now and how they’re using them—which makes their barriers to entry different than the venerable, historical Oxford English Dictionary. Their new words often arise from fresh technology and pop culture and might include Internet slang (like new entry pwnage) that would get laughed out of the OED’s admittance office.

<more at; related links: (From ‘beer o’clock’ to Brexit: Oxford online dictionary gets hot & ‘hangry’ update. August 28, 2015) and (February 27, 2014)>

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