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Mysteries of the OED



There is a lot of mystery behind the Oxford English Dictionary, but I can tell you for sure that it is not compiled in a Gringotts-style castle, all the word slips hidden in secret stone wall compartments, with a team of bearded, vitamin D-deficient lexicographers hunched over great dusty volumes. Today, the OED team is releasing new batch of updates, so I thought I’d share some videos that shed light into the revision process.

Revisions and Potato Salad

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Megalosaurus (and other scientific words)

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But what are the updates?

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Watch more videos on the OUPAcademic YouTube channel.

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  1. [...] There is a lot of mystery behind the Oxford English Dictionary, but I can tell you for sure that it is not compiled in a Gringotts-style castle, all the word slips hidden in secret stone wall compartments, with a team of bearded, Read more [...]

  2. [...] revisions to the OED are not made on a whim. It’s a carefully considered process. Language, the simple act of human communication, is an evolutionary process. Hello, where would we [...]

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