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In this Weekly Word Watch, we travel the world looking for common ground only to be stymied by some not-so-shared understandings – of words. Denuclearization At a historic summit in Singapore this week, US President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un signed a joint declaration in which Kim committed ‘to work toward […]more
The last ten years have been particularly fruitful ones for the Oxford English Dictionary. Over that time, staff have celebrated the birth of twenty-five babies, and a lexicographer bringing a newborn or toddler to the office to be introduced to mummy or daddy’s colleagues is a fairly regular occurrence. (The OED’s first editor, James Murray, […]more