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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......

Our nationalism is only in sentiment, not in behaviour

'Going by television debates, it is obvious that the overwhelming majority of middle class Indians are nationalistic when it comes to opposing slogans and when it comes to the unity and integrity......

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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How to make the most of JLF

The annual literary pilgrimage is upon us and there is just one way to negotiate the five-day spread — don't fret too much at the bewildering... ...

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The terrible truth about surveillance, 'bio-political tattooing' and e-identity projects

While responding to a request for the urgent hearing in the matter of biometric information based e-identity and 12-digit biometric unique... ...

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Jaipur literature fest heads for a perfect 10

JAIPUR: It's rare for modern festivals, that too one on literature, to catch the popular imagination and report ever-increasing participation, both... ...

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Aiyo! Did You Know These 12 Indian Words Are Now a Part of the Oxford Dictionary?

If you are an Indian, youmust heard the word 'aiyo' - that typical, endearing southern phrase that can easily be a synonym for uh-oh, oh dear or... ...

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From `Money' to 'Notebandi', tracing the gradual enrichment of English vocabulary

In the mid 50s, while browsing at the book shops on the footpaths around Flora Fountain, I chanced upon a paperback 'Word Power Made Easy' by... ...

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