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Dictionary Adds 1,700 New Words, Including ‘Emoji’ And ‘Photobomb’

“Jeggings” and “NSFW” are two more examples of the 2015 additions.

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Oxford Adds ‘Twerk,’ ‘Selfie’ To Online Dictionary

“Squee,” “guac” and “babymoon” all made the cut too, along with some, um, lesser-known newbies like “dappy” and “grats.”


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Author: ‘100 More Words Every High School Graduate Should Know’

There’s no firm agreement on how many words are in the English language, but it’s easily hundreds of thousands, of which we regularly use a small percentage.



New Book Aims To Raise Awareness About Language, Translation

This week’s big confab at the United Nations brought translation of their remarks into a brief spotlight, but a professional interpreter says we ought to pay attention all the time.


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Word Dynamo

While it might seem that a good vocabulary is being left behind in the world of text messages, it’s still a valuable skill. Word Dynamo is a fun way to beef up your library of terms.