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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

Megalosaurus (and other scientific words)

But what are the updates?

Watch more videos on the OUPAcademic YouTube channel.

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