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Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Thesauri! Oh, My!

Did you know that the Oxford English dictionary updates four¬†times a year? Yes way! ¬†Find out what was added in December 2015 here –http://public.oed.com/the-oed-today/recent-updates-to-the-oed/december-2015-update/new-words-notes-december-2015/ There are many dictionaries, encyclopedias, and thesauri available to you at UW-Whitewater. For a complete list, … Continue reading

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New Words Added to Venerable Dictionary (OED)

OMG! You may have learned about this from the national media already, but in case you missed it: The Oxford English Dictionary has added new entries, including OMG, LOL, muffin top, ego-surf, and others. Enjoy.

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Happy Birthday, OED!

On Feb. 1st in 1884, a portion of the first Oxford English Dictionary (OED) was printed. This venerable dictionary is going strong today. UWW students and staff have online access to it, and can even sign up to receive the … Continue reading

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May Feature: OED Online

Ever come across an unusual word and wonder how it ever came into the language? Well, if you have, check out the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), an online database from the Andersen Library. This enormous online source contains the complete … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: contextomy

Are you writing a research paper? Please avoid contextomy, which is distorting meaning by quoting of context. You can read more about it in the 2005 article “Contextomy: the art of quoting out of context” (Media, Culture & Society, vol. … Continue reading

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