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YOLO – evolving language and lexicography hit the headlines once again….

As the online Oxford dictionary updates its entries with words such a YOLO, clickbait and bingewatch , lexicography once again hits the headlines . If you’re an LEL student with an interest in evolving language, word-usage and definitions, then you … Continue reading

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Lexicography hits the headlines – amazeballs!

It’s not that often that lexicography hits the headlines, but it did earlier this month when Collins, the dictionary people, added some new words to its on-line dictionary. Words such as ‘amazeballs’, ‘blootered’, ‘ego-surfer’ etc, were flying around on the BBC … Continue reading

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