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@everyword completes tweeting the entire dictionary

Automated Twitter account @everyword has finally completed its task of tweeting out every single word in the dictionary to its many followers.
In the Media by James Walker

Offensive and shocking words get added to the Oxford Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) adds new terms four times a year, and this week roughly 900 words made their first appearance including "bathroom-break," "bestie", and four adjectives that refer to the highly offensive c-word.
In the Media by Jessica Jones-Langley - 2 comments

Footballer Messi now immortalized in the Spanish language

Barcelona - It is well-known that Spaniards are a little football crazy. Now it has been proven in print, as Lionel Messi's name becomes immortalized in the Santillana dictionary as a brand new adjective, ‘inmessionante’
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

'F-Bomb', 'sexting' among new 100 words added to MW Dictionary

Springfield - The latest English words to be added to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, which consists of more than 200,000 words, are quite reflective of modern day society. The editor announced some new words: "f-bomb," "sexting" and "bucket list."
In the Media by Andrew Moran

'Amazing' tops annual list of words that should be banned

Lake Superior State University has compiled their annual list of words they believe should be banned because of their "misuse, overuse and general uselessness." The words "amazing" and "baby bump" were two notable choices.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 5 comments

Author: Key for child's success is building strong vocabulary Special

As children read less and fail to build up a vocabulary, the author of a new book says in an interview the vocabulary deficit is a worrying trend that threatens confidence, future job prospects, relationships, and even the ability to understand jokes.
Digital Journal Report by Subir Ghosh - 5 comments

The print version of the Oxford English Dictionary may retire

Bob Dylan said it best, ‘The times they are a-changin.’ That was 1964. Fast forward 46 years and it’s worth repeating. Technology has altered much of what was and has created a new way of living.
In the Media by Chanah Rubenstein - 2 comments

Oxford English Dictionary has vault full of rejected words

Millions of rejected words lie in a vault owned by the Oxford University Press. Although they have not been accepted for print, there is still hope for many of them.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

Professor finds century-old Oxford Dictionary

Next time you are playing a game of Scrabble think twice before reaching for the Oxford Dictionary because errors do exist, as proven by an Australian professor who recently found an error that was almost a century old.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 3 comments

Californian school district bans oral sex definition dictionary

A school district in the U.S. state of California has temporarily banned the use of a dictionary that contains a definition for oral sex, a permanent ban being a real possibility.
In the Media by Chris Dade - 6 comments

New York judge sworn in on dictionary

A judge in New York takes his oath of office with his left hand on a dictionary, rather than the customary Bible; officials could not locate a Bible for the ceremony.
In the Media by Matt Harding

Op-Ed: Webster Announces New Words 2008. Pundits Give Palin Boost

Words have a way of entering a language through many channels. Some come from historical events, some from borrowed words from other languages as people migrate from region to region
In the Media by Carol Forsloff

Op-Ed: Oxford University Press Eliminates Words About Christianity, Monarchy

The Oxford University Press has removed words form its Junior Dictionary that have to do with Christianity and British history.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 8 comments

'w00t' crowned word of year by Merriam-Webster

Merriam-Webster dictionary has named “w00t” as the word of the year. The word is used as an expression of joy coined by online gamers. It is spelled with two zeros instead of the o’s.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 9 comments

New Dictionary Additions

Each year new words are added to the Oxford English Dictionary and this year is no exception. But are some words actual words or phrases? What happened to just having words in our dictionaries?
In the Media by Brandigal (Donna) - 2 comments

Google Translate launches dictionary

Google Translate adds another great feature "Dictionary", now one can get meaning for each word in five different language and phrases used by that word. It currently works with French, Spanish, German, Italian and Korean languages.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham

McDonald's seeks 'McJob' rewrite

McDonald's is planning a campaign to have the dictionary definition of a McJob changed
In the Media by Bharvi - 4 comments

"Wiki" Wins a place in Oxford English Dictionary

If you think "wiki" doesn't sound like English, you are right. But it's English now. This word born on the Pacific Island of Hawaii finally got an entry into the latest edition of the online Oxford English Dictionary along with 287 other new words.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 4 comments

Most expensive Dictionary

The US $200 Dictionary Of Etymology
In the Media by kaleigh2u

Wikipedia Main Page....Shocked!

I found this page, and was shocked! I wonder if they know this is up on their page.
In the Media by Leah - 7 comments

Webster And AskMeNow Launch Mobile Dictionary

Mobile users can also access interactive features such as Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day, which is designed to improve vocabulary and Open Dictionary, where members can create and submit their own new words and definitions.
In the Media by Leah - 1 comment

Great Dictionary for your Personal Google Page

MakeMyWord Dictionary tool for your personal Google Page.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham

Reverse Dictionary

Describe a word you are thinking of and the reverse dictionary does the rest.
In the Media by Andrew Majewski - 1 comment

Mensa Invitational

It is almost time for the annual Washington Post Mensa Invitational again. So, you had better start working on your entry. Readers are asked to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a n
In the Media by Potsherd

''The Ego Has Landed''... Some Of The Quotes That Made The Year 2000 So Memorable

LONDON - "The ego has landed," was Frank Dobson's line on Ken Livingstone's independent candidacy for Mayor of London. Jeffrey Archer responded with the comment that "If the Archangel Gabriel had stood with the name of Winston Churchill, Ken would st...
In the Media by Digital Journal Staff

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