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As our colleague Katherine Connor Martin tweeted this week, the Oxford English Dictionary has updated dozens of entries relating to sex and gender, a ‘rapidly changing segment of the English lexicon’: In the latest @oed update, dozens of entries relating to sexual and gender identity were revised, the first phase of a project to revisit […]more
Experts confirmed this week the discovery of the world’s oldest message in a bottle, cast from a German ship in 1886 and washed up in Western Australia earlier this year. Its message? Inclusion rider, bronze ceiling, and Kimoji. Sadly, not. The note included information about who wrote it and where it was thrown overboard, all […]more
Read the full article over at the Oxford Australia Blog. After countless hours reviewing hundreds of entries, Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand has announced its 2017 Children’s Word of the Year: equality. The word is a result of an Australia-wide writing competition in which students aged five to twelve submitted a piece of […]more
Sometimes, we say what we don’t really mean. ‘You look really tired’, for example, when we mean to be caring rather than disparaging of appearance. ‘I thought you were older than that!’ when we mean to applaud maturity rather than further disparage appearance. And so it is with the gay thing. The accidental difference between […]more