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New Words in the ODO

Postby Slava » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:11 pm

Please remember, this is NOT the OED, it's the ODO. Nevertheless, it is of interest:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morn ... nd-adorbs/
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Re: New Words in the ODO

Postby Stargzer » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:32 pm

It took this long for GIF to get into a dictionary?

As for Cray (Crazy; I had to follow the link to look it up), my first thought was one of the first supercomputers, the Cray series of computers. They looked like Victorian settees.
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Re: New Words in the ODO

Postby Slava » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:37 pm

And it's only into an online version, not a physi-dict. I'm coining a new word here, but will it gain acceptance? That would be fun.
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Re: New Words in the ODO

Postby Philip Hudson » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:35 am

None of these words discussed has made it into the hinterlands. I am sometimes thankful to live in my own little world. There is a song that advises: "Find a sweet little nest, somewhere in the west, and let the rest of the world go by." One of those fiery preachers that only Texas and Oklahoma can create and tolerate, paraphrased this little ditty into ,"Find a sweet little nest, somewhere in the west, and let the rest of the world go to Hell." I was there when he preached it. He was deriding our interest in the souls of others.
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