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Climate change and the vuvuzela leave mark on Oxford Dictionary of English | Books | The Guardian

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The World Cup in South Africa, climate change, the credit crunch and technology have all left their mark on the way we talk, the new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English reveals, as the latest crop of new words to be added to its pages is published today. Football fans will perhaps be unsurprised to learn that the vuvuzela, whose apian drone soundtracked yet another summer of hurt, has blared its way into the dictionary‘s pages. By being ushered into the dictionary, which is based on how language is really used, the metre-long plastic horn has cemented its immortality as well as its ubiquity.

via Climate change and the vuvuzela leave mark on Oxford Dictionary of English | Books | The Guardian.

Strange Random Dictionary Quote:

“If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know?”  – Stephen Wright (American Actor and Writer, b.1955)

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