What qualifies as a word lexicographically has always been problematic.
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Please refrain from sexting while twerking. While it might be hyphy, fo’ shizzle it is both jank and meh.
We find in the works of great writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Dante many allusions to Greek mythology. This pattern continues into the early part of the 20th century in the writings of Joyce as well as in the terms Freud borrowed such as Eros, and the Oedipus complex. […]
The time is ripe to take stock of the western world’s debt to the Persian language.
On August 2 the writ was dropped in Canada. … Actually, no writ is dropped; writs of election are issued.
Alas, because language is in a constant state of flux, a lexicographer’s work is never done. The first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), replete with 414,825 words, was completed in 1928 and ceremonial presentations were made to President Calvin Coolidge and His Majesty King George V. Supplements ensued […]