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Please note: this blog post discusses language that some readers may find offensive. Setting up a dictionary corner at the Nine Worlds Geekfest, to collect new word suggestions and report on the progress of those suggested the previous year, has become an institution, and I was delighted to be there once more in 2017 (previous […]more
This week’s Word Watch definitely had us raising our, um, monobrows: Monobrow ‘I used to get called monobrow at school that BROW IS ON COVER OF VOGUE’, tweeted New Zealand singer Lorde after she was featured on the latest issue of Vogue magazine. it’s literally fucked that i could be on the cover of vogue […]more
New York City, home of Oxford Dictionaries’ New York offices, has made numerous contributions to the English lexicon through the years, as disparate as knickerbocker and hip hop. One of Gotham’s most recent impacts was the popularization of manspreading, defined in the latest update of Oxford Dictionaries as ‘the practice whereby a man, especially one […]more