Sep 07


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The Shorter Oxford Dictionary has published its sixth edition, and as well as a lengthy revamp of the “pie” entry the new version boasts the usual compliment of moreish new words, some of which are detailed in this Time article. Why are we blogging this? Check out word #8.

Of course, only a….well, you know, one of those – would imagine that this inclusion confers some kind of validity on the word. (Plus they’ve got its meaning wrong, obv.) But bear it in mind for yr Scrabble games anyhow!


  1. 1
    Andrew Farrell on 27 Sep 2007 #

    4 & 10 have tripped me out :)

  2. 2
    Alan on 27 Sep 2007 #

    let’s have a sweep on when ‘pwned’ gets in

  3. 3
    CarsmileSteve on 27 Sep 2007 #

    shortly before lolcat i guess…

    surely Pete Wylie will be proud :)

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    Mark M on 27 Sep 2007 #

    That’s extraordinary, considering it was a word with a brief currency in the 80s, and then – well, the only person I ever knew who used it was Hopkins. And then we get to great POP! wars of the 00s and it gets in the OED. I never…

    “Chill Pill” is foul. “Buzzkill”, on the other hand, I rather like.

  5. 5

    (if the revised entry on the word “pie” is lengthy it too must be wrong)

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    Pete on 27 Sep 2007 #

    The Pie entry now reads
    “Food with a hat on:”

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    james on 28 Sep 2007 #

    Not because of #2?

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