Angus Stevenson

Articles by Angus Stevenson

COED anniversary

A century of defining our language

Since the publication of its first edition in 1911, the revolutionary Concise Oxford Dictionary has remained in print and gained fame around the world over the course of eleven editions. This month heralds the publication of the centenary edition: the new 12th edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary contains some 400 new entries, including […]

A South African supporter blows a vuvuzela at a World Cup 2010

Vuvuzela, staycation, and tweeting: new words in the Oxford Dictionary

Did you spend part of your staycation this year watching the World Cup and tweeting about the infuriating sound of the vuvuzela? A lot of people did. These words are now so familiar that it’s easy to forget how recently they were coined – staycation is first recorded in 2005, while Twitter wasn’t set up […]