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OED 90th

The art of reading for the OED: Colin Bagnall

Over the ‘art of reading for the OED‘ blog series, readers Ruth Mateer, Joy Winnington, John Healey, Vivienne Painting, and Chuck Deodene have shared insights into the various delights of…

An ode to the OED

‘I carted the 20 volumes home with such elation that I stopped at the fishmonger’s to buy some turbot for a celebratory dinner.’ Assistant editor of the Daily Telegraph Christopher Howse on the OED:

The art of reading for the OED: Chuck Deodene

Previously in this series on the art of reading for the OED, we have heard from Ruth Mateer, Joy Winnington, John Healey, and Vivienne Painting on their work with the dictionary’s Reading Programmes.  Here, Chuck Deodene talks us…

Appeals update: March 2019

Appeals to you: #wordswhereyouare and #hobbywords Last year saw the ninetieth anniversary of the completion of the first edition of the OED, and as part of the celebration we’ve been…

The art of reading for the OED: John Healey

‘There’s nothing like the thrill of finding a word that isn’t in the dictionary yet. It gives me a real buzz. I think it must be similar to the thrill that scientists feel when they discover a new species or a new sub-atomic particle.’

The art of reading for the OED: Joy Winnington

In this next post of the series, Joy Winnington, a reader for the Science Reading Programme (SciRP), shares her experience of the work and the titles that have especially inspired her:

Words from the 1970s

The decade that time forgot? Can any of the new vocabulary of the 1970s help to pinpoint the sources of disenchantment?

Words from the 1960s

If youth had flexed its muscles in the 1950s, in the 1960s it ruled the roost. Out on the streets, in the clubs and on the campuses, it was young…