Friday, October 16, 2009

Oxford English Dictionary

The venerable Oxford English Dictionary is available online through the Linfield library home page (Quick Facts/General Reference). Long esteemed as the authority on the evolution of the English language, it is regularly updated. New words recently added reflect popular culture. Look for the etymology of your favorite words, or find out what the OED has to say about gems such as these: achy-breaky, big whoop, ixnay, podcasting and puh-leeze.
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