The Oxford English Dictionary, the definitive dictionary of the English language, has just been updated with 1,840 new words, including expanded entries for “brain,” (they’ve added subentries for :brain gain,” “brain weight,” “brain gym,” “brain fog,” “brain machine,” and “brain sucker,” this last being the first entry I’ll look up in the OED as soon as I’m done with this post), plus the phrases, “net neutrality,” “gender equality,” “auto-complete,” “brain candy,” and “environmentally unfriendly,” among others.
Oxford University Press has graciously given us a free trial to the OED, and it runs all the way through July 31, 2011, so you can feast on the new content for a good, long time.
Just go to: http://www.oed.com
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Enjoy the access! and thanks to Oxford University Press for the preview.
More as it happens, comes to pass, takes place, occurs, betides, and befalls,