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Here at Oxford Dictionaries, not only do we have the pleasure of seeing all the words that you look up on our site each day, but we are also able to see all the weird and wonderful things that you type into our search-bar which, for whatever reason, our site is stumped by. This data […]more
In the era of keyboards and touchscreens, typos are the scourge of our modern lives, causing embarrassment to presidents and paupers alike. But out of such errors, sometimes beautiful new words are born. Here we examine some cases where mistakes have led to the formation of new terms. Will covfefe join their ranks? We’re still […]more
During the days where the arcades were thriving businesses, there were some very obvious patterns to how gaming words appeared. Most words would either define a piece of hardware, or describe the genre of the game. Once gaming branched into the online world, a whole new way of playing video games emerged. With this came […]more