New words (part 2)

  Part 1 of this article discussed how new words in the English language are recognized by inclusion initially in online dictionaries once their widespread use has been established, then in printed dictionaries. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) currently includes new words in its online dictionary every three months. Some words that were in the … Continue reading New words (part 2)

New words (1)

English is a rich and constantly evolving language containing many words from other languages, such as Latin, Greek, French, and German, indicating the influences of invaders and immigrants over the last 2000 years. For instance many words dating back to British rule in India have found their way into our language, such as bangle (‘glass … Continue reading New words (1)