Retweet Oxford English Dictionary New Words
August 18, 2011 by Post Team
The name of the male revealing swimsuit made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen in the movie Borat is accompanied by new words from modern technology.
These include retweets (sharing a message from Twitter), sexting (sending texts spicy), and cyber-bullying (bullying online or by text).
Another in the first time jeggings (like skinny jeans leggings). And publishers celebrate the centenary of the dictionary, which has become the technology and fashion also played an important role in the first edition in 1911.
At that time, new words included marconigram (a message sent by the system of wireless telegraphy Marconi), Cinematography (a device that produces moving pictures) and petticoat – defined as a skirt worn by women, girls and young children, either externally or under dress or suit.
Brothers Henry and George Fowler compiled the first edition and Angus Stevenson, Oxford University Press, said: “They were tireless in establishing new meanings for words.
“Some of the issues now, and are, therefore, new technology and jargon.”
The latest edition of 25 pounds has definitions for 66,500 words. The 3 shillings and 6 pence first had 38,000.
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