Behind the Dictionary
Lexicographers Talk About Language
August 25, 2010By Merrill Perlman
News recently broke about words like chillax and vuvuzela getting added to the Oxford Dictionary of English. Merrill Perlman, who writes the "Language Corner" column for Columbia Journalism Review, noticed that many reports of the story couldn't get the name of the dictionary right. Here is her guide for the perplexed. Continue reading...