OED Announces Newly-Added Words

The Oxford English Dictionary last week announced their latest update, which includes entries like pod person, bling, scooch (they just got around to adding scooch?) and Wi-Fi. You can get a more extensive list of the words added at http://dictionary.oed.com/help/updates/pleb-Pomak.html#oos .

I must confess I was surprised at how quickly some were have been integrated (microbrowser) and how quickly some.. um, haven’t. (For example, bippy. Pardon me but weren’t we betting bippies on Laugh-In, oh, about 35 years ago?? Unless there’s some nefarious definition of bippy I don’t know about…)

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Posted on September 25, 2006, in News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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