The Oxford English Dictionary rarely makes news, but it's added slew of new words and phrases is just too ridic to not write about here. As we perused the list of chosen words, we noticed that some of the additions were tech-based, while others were nothing more than slang gone way too far.
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A few weeks ago we regaled readers with some snippets from SFPD Captain Greg Corrales' weekly newsletter where, believe it or not, he manages to find more synonyms for the word "thug" than the daring duo over at the Examiner. But alas, it seems we've offended a cop -- and let us assure you it won't ... More >>
Luke Thomas, Fog City JournalLa famille MirkarimiThere was, understandably, much talk about the awkwardness of Ross Mirkarimi's Sunday inauguration as San Francisco sheriff. The progressive stalwart and former supervisor is facing allegations of domestic abuse; if things go badly for him he could ... More >>
Viewers of last week's 49ers-Seahawks game may have heard something a bit jarring -- not as jarring as what happened to poor Delanie Walker, but jarring nevertheless. Describing the teams' eclectic playcalling, the game's announcer repeatedly used the term "trickeration." Evidently "trickeration" ... More >>
Oxford University Press announced its 2011 Word of the Year on Wednesday. And it is ... drumroll please ...
Which brings to mind another word: "Huh?"
Probably not the reaction the lexicographers were going for. "Squeezed middle," it turns out, is not what you get after eati ... More >>
What are these called again?Alright, for those of you who didn't take the hint when the automakers dropped all cassette players from every car sold in this country, here's the final nail in the dead-tape coffin: "cassette tape" is no longer included in the latest edition of the Oxford English ... More >>