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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
Casper Grathwohl, our President of Dictionaries, takes us on a personal tour of the Word of the Year selection process, and why he’s particularly hopeful about this year’s choice: Lexicographers have long understood that the words we surround ourselves with can offer an insightful perspective into the societies we live in, and the people we […]more
It’s the holidays for word lovers – Word of the Year season, that is, when everyone from columnists to dictionaries pick the words they think best capture the past year lexically and culturally. On this week’s Word Watch, we round up some of the Words of the Year announced so far from across the globe. […]more