Saturday, September 18, 2010

OMG - Oxford won't Defriend Words

Hlow do words get in the dictionary?  It is happening now.

Oxford Standardizes Slang by Adding New Words to the Dictionary

Oxford is picky because if it is in an Oxford dictionary, it is an official, standardized word and not just slang. Oxford won't unfriend (v. informal: remove) a word, but showing up in a tag cloud (n.: user-generated tags attached to online content) or the Interweb (n. humorous: the Internet) isn't enough, because OUP is straightedge big media (n. main means of mass communication)

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