13 Weird Trivia Facts About the Oxford English Dictionary

13 Weird Trivia Facts About the Oxford English Dictionary

This year marks the 135th birthday of the Oxford English Dictionary (though the eminent reference book is hardly looking its age). As the English language continues to evolve, the dictionary has flourished and regularly added new words such as nothingburger, prepper, idiocracy, and fam. Get to know it better.

Its open source volunteerism approach predates open source software, read about one word that went missing for decades, a murderer was one of its most prolific contributors, it's longest entry is for a three-letter word, and it's most popular edition was impossible to read with the naked eye...

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13 Facts About the Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary just turned 135 years old. Get to know this authoritative reference book better.

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