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Subcontinent’s ‘Jugaad’ finds place in Oxford Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is reinventing itself over the years to keep up with changing times and adding more words (slangs included!) to its corpus… and now the dictionary officially recognizes the word ‘Jugaad’ in its latest revision. The dictionary has added over 1000 new words including 70 words from Telugu, Urdu, Tamil, Hindi and Gujarati this September. Jugaad has found its place in the popular dictionary as a noun. Previously it was incorporated as an adjective like ‘jugaad method, jugaad…

Meet the new last word in English: zyzzyva

LONDON: Eating a tasty meal with chana dal or doenjang washed down with a gin daisy could well foster a nice feeling of hygge. Just hope you don't find any zyzzyva on your plate. If you need to look up any of those words, the unofficial custodian of the English language now has the answers. In its latest update, the Oxford English Dictionary identified more than 600 words, phrases and senses that have entered common parlance. They include "zyzzyva", a genus of tropical weevils native to South America. The word…

‘Post-truth’ named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries

WASHINGTON: “Post-truth” has been named Oxford Dictionaries’ 2016 international word of the year, to “reflect the passing year in language”. The word surpassed other competing words like “adulting,” “alt-right,” “Brexiteer,” “glass cliff” and “woke”. According to analysis by Oxford Dictionaries, the word was chosen from a shortlist selected to reflect the social, cultural, political, economic, and technological trends and events of 2016. Defined by the dictionary as an adjective “relating to or denoting…