5 versions of the c-word added to the Oxford English Dictionary
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C*nted, c*ntung, c*ntish, c*nty – all now on March’s list of words admitted to the Oxford English Dictionary. Also taking up its rightful place in the OED is “cunnilingue.” We’ll leave it to your imagination to work out its definition, which no matter how it might read is definitely nothing to do with pasta. The Oxford English Dictionary started adding words every quarter in 2000, in an attempt to reflect the quickly changing language of modern times. There are a few more unexpected surprises in the new OED, although we don’t think any of them are as controversial as the aforementioned. New additions include beatboxer, bookwoman (no, us neither), crap shoot, e-ticket, honey trao, honkers, toilet-paper, tropalismo and wackadoodle. We don’t know what the humble dictionary’s venerable creator Dr Samuel Johnson would say about this week’s turn of events – but somehow we think he would probably be enjoying them. See the full list of words newly admitted to the OED here. And if you have any idea what ‘bookwoman’ or ‘tropalismo’ mean, let us know.