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Quarterly updates

OED Update

New words June 2011

Presenting information on the net Although the swathe of alphabet in OED Online from M to the end of R is already revised and updated, along with other chunks relating…

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Who thought small was beautiful?

What’s new since 1976? How do definitions keep up with technological change? Audience viewing figures Which are the hardest words to edit? Colour words: black – history and meaning The…

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OED Update

New Words September 2011

Dark chocolate Americans’ fondness for the bean of the cacao tree is highlighted by new entries for some traditional U.S. desserts in which the word black denotes the use of…

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OED Update

New words: December 2011

Compound Interest In describing the history and development of a word, the importance of noun compounds – those combinations of two words commonly occurring together forming a noun phrase –…

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OED Update

New words: March 2012

English busts loose This quarterly release of OED Online is notable for the sheer variety of revised entries it makes available, a fact reflected in the items which appear now…

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March 2011 update: new words notes

New initialisms in the OED OMG and LOL, FYI For the March 2011 release of OED Online, we have selected for publication a number of noteworthy initialisms—abbreviations consisting of the…

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September 2009: revision notes

Down to the ‘wire’: the latest OED updates This quarter’s release of new and updated words for the OED addresses ten key words (clone, drug, face, global, image, Indian, skin,…

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