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'Modilie': No such word exists, Oxford Dictionary tells Rahul Gandhi

The clarification came a day after the Congress leader referred to a screenshot of the term and its meaning to take on the Prime Minister over the latter's "lies" on various issues, including the contentious Rafale jet deal.

Speakeasy: The Alphabet of Coding

New Scrabble words and the art of frequency analysis.


Oxford English dictionary has a new Indian entrant— 'chuddies'

The phrase was actually used by Bhaskar as an Indianised version of 'kiss my a**e', which became popular and soon became the talking reference in casual conversations.

Queen’s English? Chup!

If the Oxford English Dictionary carries on like this, the Queen in question could only be the Rani of Jhansi

'Aadhaar' is Oxford dictionary's Hindi word of 2017

Other words such as 'Mitron', 'Notebandi', 'Gau-Rakshak' were also considered, but the widespread discussions and debates around 'Aadhaar' was the reason it was selected as the word of the year

Oxford English Dictionary adds over 600 expressions

The Oxford English Dictionary has added over 600 new words, phrases and senses in its latest quarterly update. "By the mid-20th century, 'woke' had been extended figuratively to refer to being 'aware' or 'well informed' in a political or cultural sense," the OED said in a statement.


Oxford launches compact English-English Assamese dictionary

The Oxford Compact English-English Assamese Dictionary is an addition to OUP's 23 existing bilingual dictionaries in Indian languages. It was launched here yesterday at an event attended by educators, academicians and representatives of educational institutions.

Beware manspreading, enjoy wine o'clock: New words in Oxford Dictionary

Manspreading is so widespread that it's now a word in the Oxford Dictionary. The term refers to men on public transport who splay their legs wide apart.

Word Play

After ‘twerk’ and ‘selfie’,youngsters in the city are coming up with interesting words to be added to the online Oxford Dictionary

‘Selfie’ beats ‘twerk’ as Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year

The word’s usage was based on extensive statistical analysis of the Oxford English Corpus