Monday, March 24, 2008

Oxford English Dictionary Online has been updated

The latest update to the Oxford English Dictionary Online is now available.

Explore more than 2,500 new and revised words. A new update of the Oxford English Dictionary has recently been published, bringing 2,506 new and revised entries from PURPRESS to QUIT SHILLING. John Simpson discusses the latest batch of new and revised entries in his latest article, including information on the new longest entry in the OED and how the "queen" entry has changed over the last 30 years.

New words and senses from across the alphabet have also been added. Learn the stories behind blankie, puttanesca, Godzone, and QALY from the new words editor Katherine Martin.

Visit Oxford English Dictionary Online for a full list of new words and senses in this update (including all those "q" words, which can come in quite handy during daunting games of Scrabble).

-Brandy Klug

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