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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, […]more
Katherine Connor Martin, Head of US Dictionaries, takes a closer look at some of the new additions in this quarter’s update to the OED. The latest update of the Oxford English Dictionary includes more than 1,200 new words, phrases, and senses from around the alphabet. Some highlights of the new additions are discussed below. A […]more
Woke is one of the words on our Word of the Year shortlist. Guest blogger Nicole Holliday examines the word’s rise and evolution. Find out more about our Word of the Year 2016, post-truth. Hashtags and sayings related to black liberation are having a moment of popularity in 2016, with #BlackLivesMatter, #SayHerName, and #ASeatattheTable, among […]more