Tag: Beastie Boys


OED appeals: can you help us find earlier evidence of the word ‘mullet’?

Can you help us? OED Appeals is a dedicated community space on the OED website where OED editors solicit help in unearthing new information about the history and usage of English. Part of the process of revising words and phrases for the OED involves searching for evidence of a word’s first recorded use in English, […]

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Beastie Boys lyrics have even found their way into the OED.

Beastie Boys lyrics in the Oxford English Dictionary

Ever wondered what kind of mark Beastie Boys lyrics have made on the English language? Is it possible that any of these rhymes I grew up memorizing have found their way into the Oxford English Dictionary? With this question in mind I rocked up to my desk and began my search, which, I’m happy to say, yielded some […]

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