There’s a Cunting Cunt in the English Dictionary

Four different forms of the word ‘cunt’ have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, and they’re all spectacular. There were┬ánine hundred new entries and subentries, all of which which are helpfully listed on the linguistic giant’s public website. They’re not all new and they’re definitely not all common, but the OED’s job isn’t to … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1884

On this day in 1884, the first portion, or fascicle, of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), considered the most comprehensive and accurate dictionary of the English language, is published. Today, the OED is the definitive authority on the meaning, pronunciation and history of over half a million words, past and present. Plans for the dictionary … [Read the full story]

‘Sexting’ is now part of our language

Sexting, retweeting and even the painfully revealing mankini swimsuit made famous by the movie character Borat all feature in a new edition of Britain’s most venerated dictionary, launched today. Gastric band and cyberbullying – use of electronic communication to bully a person – are among the other 400 new entries in the centenary edition of … [Read the full story]