A minha Lista de blogues

terça-feira, 1 de setembro de 2015

Oxford University Press

The Oxford English Dictionary remains dedicated to preserving older words in the print edition, but Oxford University Press allows the online version to be much more up-to-date with the modern vernacular. So words like hangry (anger caused by hunger), wine o’clock (an appropriate time of day to drink wine), and rage quit (when you give up on something because of intense anger), are now accepted.

Together with Grexit (n.: a term for the potential withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone)  and Brexit ( n.: a term for the hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union), Oxford Dictionary adds new slang, and a verb form of MacGyver (make or repair -an object- in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand)

MacGyver was an action-adventure television series which ran for seven seasons from 1985 to 1992.

See The list of new words added recently 

Sem comentários:

Enviar um comentário