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French dictionary accused of ‘wokeism’ over gender-inclusive pronoun

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A French reference dictionary has defended its official recognition of a gender-inclusive pronoun, after traditionalists pounced on what they called the latest incursion of US-inspired “wokeism”. While the everyday us...

‘Vax’ chosen as word of the year by Oxford English Dictionary firm

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In a year when talk over the virtual garden fence has focused on whether you have been jabbed, jagged or had both doses yet, and whether it was Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna you were injected with, Oxford Languages h...

K-beauty, hallyu and mukbang: dozens of Korean words added to Oxford English Dictionary

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The Korean culture wave has swept through the editorial offices of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), which has added more than 20 new words of Korean origin to its latest edition. The “definitive record of the Engl...

Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams review – a gentle, hopeful story

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In 1901, a concerned member of the public wrote to the men compiling the first Oxford English Dictionary to let them know that there was a word missing. In 1857 the Unregistered Words Committee of the Philological Soc...