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Which word should be in Oxford Dictionary? Tell us!

Retweet, sexting, woot. Can't make out what these words mean? Fret not, these are among a host of new entries that have been added to the Oxford Dictionary. In fact, the centenary edition of the......

Desis in Action

The word, 'desi' may not be in the Oxford English Dictionary yet, but it is very much on the way there to describe the South Asian Americans. The Federation of Kerala Associations of North America......

Scrap the word couch potato: Farmers

British potato farmers are on a mission to banish the term 'couch potato' from the OxfordEnglish Dictionary, arguing that the description of slothful television addicts harms the vegetable's......

A word's worth

As the Holy Grail of the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, or the OED for short, occupies a unique position as judge and jury in the world of communication. For generations it has......

Database State to Surveillance State

UID/Aadhaar-based surveillance does not end with the collection of fingerprints and iris scan, it goes quite beyond it and poses a lethal threat to the idea of India, says Gopal......

Five best ways to deal with pink slips

No one seems to know where the term ‘pink slip’ originated. The Oxford English Dictionary notes that the words were first used as a verb in a novel written in 1966 -- “his wife......

5 reasons Kolaveri Di became a HUGE hit online

If Hinglish, (Hindi-English) made its way to the Oxford Dictionary, Tanglish (Tamil-English) will soon have to be considered as well thanks to a song that is the rage on the Internet. A song that......

Oxford Dictionary goes SMS savvy

:-),:-(,;-),:-Q,-*! This apparent gibberish is not a virus attack, but a popular way to express emotions through the mobile phone and e-mail, now included even in the stiff upper-lip Oxford......

The real trouble with the IIMs

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, autonomy is the right or condition of self-governance in a particular sphere; the capacity of an agent to act in accordance with objective morality......

Why West Bengal is lagging behind other states

For the Bengal government, there is no alternative to revising user charges and also creating a strong industrial base, rues Ashok Lahiri In March 2014, before the Lok Sabha elections, Professors......

Was Bombay Jayashri's Life of Pi song inspired?

There are remarkable similarities between Bombay Jayashri's Oscar-nominated song in Life of Pi and Irayimman Thampi's age-old composition. We make a case for the 200-year-old melody.Almost every......
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Google introduces Indian language support across products

New Delhi : Aiming to bring a billion people online and make the web more useful for them, Google India on Tuesday announced a new set of products... ...

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Quiddich, cli-fi among new words in Oxford dictionary

Quiddich, a fantasy sport played in J K Rowling's magical Harry Potter frachise, along with words like 'cli-fi' and 'showmance' are among over 40... ...

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A DANGEROUS NEW GREAT GAME

Push the enemy into an unreal world, one where he believes what he is being fed and told. At a time when chaos and bedlam are consuming the world,... ...

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Dear parents, you can contribute to Oxford English Dictionary!

The dictionary would like to hear about new words and senses of familiar words from parents.Illustration by Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Parents take... ...

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