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gruntledandhinged:

ALL of this. Encourage people to try new words, to mess them up, to experiment with vocabulary, to learn complicated adjectives and verbs and nouns, because words are fun.
Also, don’t be a jerk.

gruntledandhinged:

ALL of this. Encourage people to try new words, to mess them up, to experiment with vocabulary, to learn complicated adjectives and verbs and nouns, because words are fun.

Also, don’t be a jerk.

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Women in the OED

oupacademic:

Today is International Woman’s Day, and that seems as good an opportunity as any to take a quick look at the women who are currently most quoted in the Oxford English Dictionary. It is the OED’s policy to include illustrative quotations for all senses covered in the Dictionary. Anybody can have a look at the thousand most popular sources and from that list we have picked out the ten most popular women and showcased some of the words for which they are quoted in the OED. These women – all of whom were poets and novelists - had an astonishing impact on the English language, and for that, among many other reasons, we celebrate them today.

1. George Eliot
Words include: chintzy, nattering, insurgence

2. Fanny Burney
Words include: grumpy, keepsake, unamusing

3. Harriet Martineau
Words include: isolation, bus, avoidably

4. Jane Austen
Words include: door-bell, irrepressible, sponge-cake

5. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Words include: inauthentic, serfdom, uncomprehending

6. Mary Braddon
Words include: apoplectically, tight-lipped, amateurish

7. Charlotte Yonge
Words include: creepy-crawly, squeaky, inexpensiveness

8. Maria Edgeworth
Words include: argh, divorcee, electioneer

9. Charlotte Brontë
Words include: companionless, timbre, Wild West

10. Ann Radcliffe
Words include: allsorts, chivalric, unchilled

So, I was trying to spell horderve h’orduerve h’orderve in an email and finally gave up and wrote finger foods. Does that make me a bad person?

For the record it’s spelled hors d’oeuvre.  Some day I will learn how to spell it correctly without the aid of the ODO.

Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.
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