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In this final blog post in the Free the Word series, OED associate editor Eleanor Maier explores ‘fam’, London’s chosen word and subject of a poem by Caleb Femi. fam n. a familiar form of address for a friend. Armistead Maupin writes in his Tales of the City series about the difference between a person’s […]more
The Oxford English Dictionary’s (OED) latest update includes more than 1,800 fully revised entries, including the entry for brother and many words relating to it. During the revision process, entries undergo new research, and evidence is analyzed to determine whether additional meanings and formations are needed. Sometimes, this process results in a much larger entry. […]more