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This week, orcas have been chattering all about hello, bye bye, one two, and Amy, as researchers discovered that killer whales can imitate human speech. On our latest Weekly Word Watch, though, it’s lunar rarities, Hindi winners, and keeping up with Kardashianism: Super blue blood moon There’s a supermoon. There’s a blue moon. There’s a […]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
As the year draws to a close, there is only one event on everyone’s minds here at Oxford Dictionaries HQ – and it ain’t Christmas. The announcement of our Word of the Year 2017 got us thinking about the highs and lows of the lexical year. Have you ever wondered which words are looked up […]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