From ‘big-endian’ to ‘aboma’: illustrating the OED Word of the Day
We love OED Words of the Day, and it’s fun to imagine what they might look like – so, every week, Imogen Foxell creates an illustration of an intriguing and unusual word. Imogen is an illustrator and Senior Editor in Oxford Dictionaries; you can learn more about her work at her illustration site ImogenFoxell.com.
The OED Word of the Day highlights unusual and interesting words from the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the definitive record of the English language. From eye music to pseudepigrapha, you’re guaranteed to learn a new and fascinating word every day. Sign up for free to receive the OED Word of the Day daily newsletter directly or through the OED homepage. You can also receive Word of the Day updates by following the OED on Twitter.
Below are Imogen’s illustrations of perfriction, big-endian, and more.
OED Word of the Day for 24 December 2016: traineau.
OED Word of the Day for 13 December 2016: mundowie.
OED Word of the Day for 6 December 2016: prodigy.
OED Word of the Day for 30 November 2016: big-endian.
OED Word of the Day for 23 November 2016: callithumpian.
OED Word of the Day for 16 November 2016: aboma.
OED Word of the Day for 10 November 2016: Wunderkammer.
OED Word of the Day for 4 November 2016: rupestrine.