Post-Truth, Postscript

Caragh Little | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Caragh Little

So the Oxford English Dictionary's 2016 Word of the Year has been announced. Where last year the word was actually a pictogram, the 'crying laughing face emoji', this year the word is a two-word phrase: Post-Truth.

Can You Really 'Ban' Slang?

Pandora Sykes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Pandora Sykes

I really enjoy rolling slang around my mouth like happy little word-pigs in swill. It is so. damn. fun. The challenge now, is to ensure that children realise the fundamental different between slang and The Queen's English

Transphobia Is in the Dictionary

Claudia White | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia White

I could not be more proud of each and every person who signed my petition and made this possible. The first step in tackling a problem is identifying it, and that is what this petition is about: We have officially defined and identified transphobia. It's not about accepting that transphobia takes place, but about identifying that there is a problem and tackling it.

Causing A Sh*tstorm

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

The English word 'shitstorm' has entered the German equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary. The use of the expletive in the European country i...

'Is That Tweetable On Your Dumbphone?'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK

A medley of new words have been added to the online Oxford Dictionary, with braggadocious advances in technology boosting our burgeoning lexicon. ...