10 Jun 2020
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'.
19 Sep 2019
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.
25 Mar 2018
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.
14 Dec 2017
'Rodomontade': The latest English lesson from Shashi Tharoor
Remember how Congress leader Shashi Tharoor sent India into a tizzy with one tweet on "farrago"?
03 Nov 2017
We now have a word of the year for 2017
Dictionary publisher Collins has named 2017's word of the year.