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It seems that the Oxford English Dictionary is placing the internet abbreviations OMG, BFF, IMHO, and LOL into their dictionary. What caught my attention was this line from the Associated Press: Dictionary compilers said that although the terms are associated with modern electronic communications, some are surprisingly old. The first confirmed use of “OMG” was [...]
30,000 pigs? WOW! That is enough to call it a Bacapocalypse or a Hamageddon. Via(languagelog)
What is the longest word in the English language? You might have heard that it is antidisestablishmentarianism, but npr has an interesting discussion on what exactly is the longest word in the English language. It may actually be this word: It’s a protein, found in a virus, but this is a very dangerous, economically important virus, the [...]
Word of the Day Defenestration The act of throwing something or someone out of a window.
Here is an extremely detailed map of the different dialects in North America.Here is the link to the larger map and much more info about it. Via (kottke)