We were pretty excited when ‘Brave New Words’ won the Hugo Award. Now that ‘Brave New Words’ is available in paperback we asked Jeff Prucher, freelance lexicographer and editor for the Oxford English Dictionary’s science fiction project, to revisit the blog. Below are Prucher’s picks of words.
Schnittman’s new blog.
Elvin Lim wonders if, “decades after we have weathered the current crisis, we will still be debating whether or not what Obama did helped or worsened the problem.”
A brief overview of some key people and groups in Somalia and Sudan.
A look at how you can incorporate fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Oxford mourns the passing of John Hope Franklin, a most extraordinary man and a great historian. Our condolences to his family and his many friends. He will be missed.
The word of the week is….
The top 10 hard-to-define literary terms.
Michelle looks at life on the editorial side.
What Kirsty has been reading in the UK this week.
What do you do when your work is distorted to make or support political claims you don’t accept in the service of an agenda that you don’t share?
A blog post from Andrew Murphy author of Prodigal Nation.
Do thesauruses fight?
The podictionary word of the week is “amendment”.
Joseph Siracusa on whether nuclear weapons make us safer or not.
Anatoly answers questions about word origins.