Chillax and Bromance Now in the Dictionary (RT @SaraCera)


Thu, Aug 19th, 2010 14:00 by capnasty NEWS

Time Magazine notes that, to the credit of the World Cup, credit crunch and social networking, the way we talk has left a mark and the Oxford Dictionary of English (ODE) is duly paying attention. The ODE is a dictionary based on how language is used in everyday life, and has 200 new phrases in its latest edition; however, the article notes that the ODE should not be confused with the Oxford English Dictionary.

Catherine Soanes, head of online dictionaries at Oxford University Press says that the dictionary's goal, which now includes words such as frenemy, LBD, cheeseball and bromance, is to reflect the way the language has changed over the last few years.



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