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On Missouri woman's suggestion, Merriam-Webster agrees to relook 'racism' definition

10 Jun 2020

World
On Missouri woman's suggestion, Merriam-Webster agrees to relook 'racism' definition

As conversations around racism against the Black community have grown after the death of George Floyd in the United States, the Merriam-Webster dictionary has agreed to change the definition of 'racism'.

30,000 ask Oxford dictionary to change its definition of 'woman'

19 Sep 2019

World
30,000 ask Oxford dictionary to change its definition of 'woman'

Language was constructed around age-old sexist notions and traditions which have trickled down to the present day lexicon. And if you happen to disagree, here's some damning evidence.

These words are turning 100 this year

25 Mar 2018

World
These words are turning 100 this year

A century ago, the 'First World War' ended. Most would assume the phrase was coined after there was a second.

'Rodomontade': The latest English lesson from Shashi Tharoor

14 Dec 2017

India
'Rodomontade': The latest English lesson from Shashi Tharoor

Remember how Congress leader Shashi Tharoor sent India into a tizzy with one tweet on "farrago"?

We now have a word of the year for 2017

03 Nov 2017

World
We now have a word of the year for 2017

Dictionary publisher Collins has named 2017's word of the year.