Put in a good word for the English language
Share This Article:
The English language is unparalleled in its ability to adapt to the times and change according to public interests. In light of this, Collins has recently announced its nationwide search for new words by encouraging the public to submit their favourites online. Ingenious pioneers of the English language will no longer remain unrecognised; all words will be reviewed for possible inclusion in the next online and printed editions. Joey Essex today tweeted his excitement that his brainchild 'reem' had been suggested for the new edition. Other submissions likely to make the grade are yolo, tweeps, twitlit and photobombing. The reasoning behind Collins decision to encourage public participation is simple. They described this method as an effective way to keep their ‘ear close to the ground’ and discover ‘new words emerging from pop culture, science and technology’. Interestingly, Collins claimed that dictionaries are ‘static’: a description that this publisher hopes to avoid.
- Article continues below...
- More stories you may like...
- "This year will be a reign of terror": Meet the white British Nationalists coming to your campus
- Students react to NUS Israel boycott
- 15 mind-bendingly bizarre search terms used to reach The National Student