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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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September 2009: new words notes

This OED release includes a characteristically wide variety of entirely new entries, as well as many newly added senses, compounds, and phrases. In the last category, a number of evocative…

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