1. "New words for Collins English Dictionary" <http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2005/06/08/1077764-ap.html> "Chavs, yarcos and neds - these are the new tribes of Britain, as defined by compilers of the latest edition of the Collins English Dictionary" 2. "Online dictionary breathes life into English" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1267618.htm> "Collins has launched a 'Living Dictionary' which can help people decipher new English terms like Santa stress, tinseltastic, mucus trooper or bingeworker" 3. "Dictionary says Americans getting phatter" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200307/s892649.htm> "Fed up with your McJob? Then curb your agita with a phat brewski and be grateful you did not throw away your last dead presidents on the latest dead-cat bounce on the market" 4. "New words are added to dictionary" <http://www.rednova.com/news/stories/6/2003/06/30/story146.html> "A former dot-commer working a McJob was listening to some headbangers while laying out the last of his dead presidents for longnecks and some less than heart-healthy Frankenfood" 5. "Oxford 'bada bings' its latest dictionary" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200308/s929270.htm> "'Bada bing', the catchphrase popularised by the hit television show The Sopranos, has earned a place alongside 3,000 other new entries in the latest edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English" 6. "McDonald's CEO upset over 'McJob' entry" <http://www.rednova.com/news/display/?id=32369> "McDonald's says it deserves a break from the unflattering way the latest Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary depicts its job opportunities. Among some 10,000 new additions to an updated version released in June was the term 'McJob,' defined as 'low paying and dead-end work.'" 7. "Farmers stew over 'couch potato'" <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4108964.stm> "Farmers want 'couch potato' removed from the dictionary because they believe the expression is damaging the vegetable's image" 8. "Website embedded in naming top words, phrases" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200312/s1016494.htm> "'Embedded', as in the reporters assigned to accompany military units during the war, beat out 'blog' and 'SARS' as the top word of 2003, website yourDictionary.com said" 9. "'Ginormous' tops non-dictionary word list" <http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/custom/fringe/sns-ap- winning-non-words,0,6431077.story> "The editors of Merriam-Webster dictionaries got more than 3,000 entries when, in a lighthearted moment, they asked visitors to their Web site to submit their favorite words that aren't in the dictionary" 10. "Vatican breathes new life into Latin" <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3030169.stm> "An up-to-date Latin dictionary produced by the Vatican goes on sale this week, modernising a language considered by many best left consigned to history... In their day, Rome's rulers might have benefited from a 'telephonium albo televisifico coniunctum' - or video telephone - to stay in touch with distant parts of the empire"
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Posted by Bruno at 9:29pm