Reference News Roundup

This Week’s Reference News Roundup

Literally2Greetings once again Butter Lamb readers! It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for another Reference News Roundup. Once again, I’ve combed through the news and picked out another batch of dictionary-, word- and reference-related news for you to read and ponder.

Enjoy these articles and have a great weekend.

PS) Thanks for the likes and follows this week!

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Story of the Week:

This Bar Says It Will Kick You Out If You Use the Word ‘Literally’
HuffingtonPost.com

And the rest ….

Davos Jargon: A Crime against the English Language?
BBC.com

The Oxford English Dictionary Forgot to Include This Word for 50 Years
RD.com

If Kids Don’t Know What ‘Acorn’ and ‘Nectar’ Mean, Don’t Blame the Dictionary
Washington Post.com

Here Are the Top 5 Most Requested Additions For “Words With Friends”
BuzzFeed.com

A Word, Please: A Common Phrase May Not ‘Beg the Question’
LA Times

Word of the Week: Deadlock
The Guardian.com

Panera Bread Demands FDA Define the Word ‘Egg’
OrganicAuthority.com

Dangerous Words
Digital.VPR.net

Google Adds ‘Similar Sounding Words’ to Dictionary Search Cards
SearchEngineJournal.com

Fitzwilliam Author Delves into New England Urban Dictionary
SentinelSource.com

Don’t Sweat It, Coolness Is a Social Construct
VTCynic.com

Get Yer Hand Off It, Mate, Australian Slang Is Not Dying
TheConversation.com

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