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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......

How India is a nation of cheats

Rajiv Malhotra’s plagiarism may not be as horrifying as impersonating an exam candidate in Indore -- but they’re both forms of cheating One of those uniquely Indian English terms,......

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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Can the Govt afford another pay hike for its huge staff?

Sanjeev Ahluwalia 23 November 2015 A picture is worth a thousand words. Even the Oxford English Dictionary has conceded as much by admitting the... ...
Legendary sci-fi show 'Doctor Who' completes 52 years

Prev By A correspondent | Posted 3 hours One of the world's longest-running science-fiction TV shows, 'Doctor Who' first aired on this day,... ...
How the rise of emoji has left the world lost for words

Emoji has changed the way the world communicates. You can now order a slice of pizza, request room service or even show support for politicians... ...
How a 1985 'Computerbabble' Defined Tech Terms Everyone Knows Today

We know that computers have led to a whole army of developments and changes in the English language. "Friend" is now both a noun and a verb, a... ...
Don't pretend that emojis are a language; signs can't replace words

Theyre everywhere. The text you send about a change in plans and the selfie you receive after a 5K run. Mercifully, neither the downcast face nor... ...

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