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Words Can Be a Lifelong Career

A 76-year old lexicographer continues working with his passion of the English language and all the intricacies that come along with it. He compiles […]

The Dictionary to the Rescue

By |July 21st, 2017|News, reference, semantic|0 Comments

Who knew in this day and age of digital, semantic and virtual technologies that the dictionary would turn out to the hero of the […]

Spell What?

By |June 5th, 2017|News, reference|Comments Off on Spell What?

A colleague and I were discussing spelling bees at lunch just today. As a long time fan and childhood participant, I enjoy watching them, […]

Linguistic Challenges in Foreign Languages

By |May 17th, 2017|News, reference, semantic|Comments Off on Linguistic Challenges in Foreign Languages

Linguistic traps can be embarrassing and horrific, depending on the guffaw. It could result in more than embarrassment over using the wrong verb when […]

Taxonomy of a Taco

By |May 8th, 2017|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Taxonomy of a Taco

Tacos have been on my mind lately with Cinco de Mayo coming up (or rather, gone, since this will be posted afterwards). I love […]

No Taxation Without Taxonomy

By |May 8th, 2017|News, Taxonomy|Comments Off on No Taxation Without Taxonomy

It isn’t every day that the word “taxonomy”┬áis used in a protest. However, thousands of scientists worldwide took to the streets to rail against […]

The Dystopian Genre

By |April 10th, 2017|Access Insights, Featured, reference|Comments Off on The Dystopian Genre

Presidential elections signal many changes ahead for a country but no one really knows what those changes may lead to. This can instill many […]

Don’t Get Tricked

By |April 3rd, 2017|Access Insights, Featured, reference|Comments Off on Don’t Get Tricked

This weekend we celebrated a day of pranks, jokes, and trickery. Some people go to outlandish and extravagant efforts to pull pranks on others, […]

Semantics Plays a Role

By |March 30th, 2017|News, semantic|Comments Off on Semantics Plays a Role

In my family, there are several names beginning with “M” and it is inevitable when my mother calls for one, she usually goes through […]

New Trending Words Added to Oxford

By |March 16th, 2017|News, reference|Comments Off on New Trending Words Added to Oxford

Three hundred words were recently added to OxfordDictionaries.com, which monitors current trends in the use of modern English. There appeared to be some trends […]