"It’s simply not a usage that can be ignored anymore," one of the dictionary's editors said.
By portraying people - like me - as villains, search engines, the media and, yes, dictionaries are perpetuating untruths that cause stigma
How much power does an American president have? Enough, apparently, to issue executive orders considered unsound by ethicists
Dictionary Merriam-Webster has been forced to change its definition of ‘femininity’ after a writer shared her disapproval
Modern parenting can be confusing. As a mother, I just want to know how many times a week I can feed a three year old biscuits for breakfast and still not blush whenever I say 'We don't really eat sugary snacks in our house'.
Etymology and words are not merely a lexicologist's care but can become a healthy passion for everyone. The Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is one of those treasure books that give you wings. It is a compulsory volume in every home.
Cat cafe A cafe or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises. Bants Playfully teasing
If I were to choose one word to describe the Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary, it would be - beautiful. This is
After last weekend's Bestival, the UK's festival's season starts to draw to a close. It's been an amazing summer of tunes, good times and memories we'll never forget. But what have we learned? Well, young people have a special way of speaking at festivals for one thing. In fact, the festival circuit has developed a language all of its own..
The humble hashtag has really taken centre stage as of late. It never ceases to amaze me how something so simple can cause such a stir, but over the last week or two in particular, the hashtag has really been making its mark in ways that only the hashtag knows how.
A major ex-Ukip donor, famed for his views on the obscenity of women's trousers, has taken out an expensive national newspaper
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.
The English word 'shitstorm' has entered the German equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary. The use of the expletive
Danielle tells me how she came to organise a campaign against the Merriam-Webster dictionary's definition of the word 'pimp
You can now Tweet in safety, grammar pedants: the word has been officially entered into the Oxford English Dictionary for
A dictionary publisher has named "Gangnam Style", "fiscal cliff" and "mummy porn" among its words of the year for 2012. CollinsDictionary.com
Lolz, listen up tweeps, here’s a hat tip to my OH, you have to check out this photobombing micro pig, it’s totally ridic