Quarterly Update from the OED: February 2007

February 16, 2007

Lexical news from the OED is always fun: “HAVE YOU HEARD THE LATEST GOSSIP ABOUT MR. POTATO HEAD EATING PORK SCRATCHINGS AT HIS POWER LUNCH WITH THE INVENTORS OF POWER BAR?!”

This quarter the range of words updated are POMANDER through PRAJNAPARAMITA–look them up here if you don’t know what they mean! And don’t feel EEOYORISH about your vocabulary; do something about it by learning these “new” words:

http://www.oed.com/help/updates/latest-additions.html#oos

In addition you can read articles on some of the new words which aren’t yet in the OED, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s formative time at the OED, all of which can be found by visiting:
http://www.oed.com/newsletters/2006-12/

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