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June 2014

New words notes June 2014

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) added over 1000 new words, phrases, and senses in this update. These include additions to revised ranges as well as new items from around the…

WWI revised words list

Revised words ammo, n. anti-aircraft, adj. and n. Anzac, n. archducal, adj. archducate, n. archduchess, n. archduchy, n. archduke, n. archdukedom, n. Archibald, n. Archie, n. Archie, v. armistice, n….

Release notes: The language of World War I

By 1914 military involvement overseas had long been leaving its mark on the English language. We can go back to the Elizabethan age, for example, to England’s deep engagement in…

Chief Editor’s notes June 2014

The Oxford English Dictionary’s detailed documentation of the English language also serves as a record of social history. On the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War (1914-18),…