Posted on 09/01/2020 at 02:35 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Dictionary.com has made significant changes to more than 15,000 entries. The Guardian reports that the site, which calls itself the...

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Posted on 08/05/2020 at 09:40 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Guardian shared two stories of astute readers calling attention to slip-ups in some well-known figures’ books. The first one...

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Posted on 07/14/2020 at 11:13 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s been a busy few months for the North American Scrabble Players Association, the nonprofit that Hasbro has granted the...

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Tagged As: Language

Posted on 07/06/2020 at 02:17 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Brace yourselves, grammar traditionalists. Merriam-Webster has declared that “irregardless” is a word — “it may not be a word that...

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Tagged As: Language, NPR

Posted on 06/11/2020 at 08:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

2020 has been a memorable year for the human species, and it’s a good thing our dictionaries have virtual options...

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Tagged As: Diversity, Language

Posted on 05/31/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When, where, and why did the phrase “social distancing” first appear? If your guess was this past spring over the...

Posted on 04/15/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One more sign of the times: the Oxford English Dictionary is being updated, ahead of schedule, to reflect new words...

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Posted on 03/03/2020 at 03:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Oxford University Press has received an open letter, signed by a number of academics and equality advocates, asking for revisions...

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Tagged As: Language, The Guardian

Posted on 02/06/2020 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Dennis Baron has bad news for some of you out there: singular “they” is here to stay. Baron, author of...

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Posted on 01/29/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Brexit has inspired many a debate in the years since it was proposed. This one, while less significant in the...

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