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'Selfie' chosen as word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries

'Selfie' chosen as word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries

By 19 November 2013

Oxford Dictionaries has awarded "selfie" the title of word of 2013. It is used to describe a self-portrait taken on a camera or smartphone, sometimes pointed at a mirror, others from the front-facing cam. And editors at the dictionary compiling company... >>

Internet kills Printed Oxford English Dictionary

Internet kills Printed Oxford English Dictionary

By 30 August 2010

Can you pass me the dictionary is more likely to invoke your friend passing you a tablet or laptop in the future, rather than a weighty tome. Oxford University Press has said that its website is so successful that it's not sure "whether the 126-year-old... >>


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