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Laurel Sutton

October 14, 2013

On my desk sits the Compact version of the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the most amazing publications ever put together by humans.  It is the definitive record of the English language, featuring 600,000 words and 3 million quotations; each word features a list of citations for usage, going all the way back to the […]

Mark Skoultchi

July 7, 2010

What do retrosexuals, flotels, and bonus parents have in common? Answer: they’re all in Merriam-Webster’s latest list of Top 10 new words submitted by users. For those who haven’t heard the term before, a bonus parent is a stepparent. (Sounds so much nicer than stepparent, don’t you think? “Step” anything has a not-quite-the-real-deal feeling to it.) […]