Know Your Words · Reference News Roundup

Reference News Roundup – Feb. 2, 2018

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Alvar Sanchez, Nephew of Dona Lambra, Insults Gonzalo Gomez and is Slain by Him

Howdy Butter Lambs! Another work week has come to a close and, as usual, the BL is celebrating the weekly 55-hour escape from stupid work with some articles about dictionaries and the words they contain.

Enjoy!

News Item of the Week

25 Great Insults From 18th Century British Slang
MentalFloss.com

And the rest ….

New Word In The Dictionary: ‘Snowflake’
NPR.org

Hangry and ransomware added to Oxford English Dictionary
BBC.com

OED’s new words include ‘mansplaining’ but steer clear of ‘poomageddon’
TheGuardian.com

Test yourself: Do you know what new words in Oxford English Dictionary mean?
NewsSky.com

“TTC”, “VBAC” and Other Parenting Slang Added to Dictionary
RealSimple.com

Publisher of Japan’s most authoritative dictionary corrects definition of LGBT
JapanTimes.co.jp

Merriam-Webster disses host for using ‘pissant’ to describe Tom Brady’s daughter
ChicagoSunTimes.com

What is the best dictionary for word lovers?
PRDaily.com

Ahead of the State of the Union, a lexicographer analyzes Trump’s impact on language
NBCNews.com

Merriam-Webster Breaks Down Use Of Singular ‘Their’ In Quirky Limerick
Huffingtonpost.com

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Following Our “Way of Life”
FairObserver.com

Breathing new life into old words
Khmertimeskh.com

And here are some items from the Butter-Lamb that you may have missed!

Happy Candlemass, Marmot Planting Day (in honor of Groundhog’s Day)
Butter-Lamb.com

The Fascicle Heard ‘Round the World
Butter-lamb.com

My Awkward Past with Heuristic
Butter-Lamb.com

 

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