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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Oxford Standardizes Slang by Adding New Words to the Dictionary
The Oxford University Press might have just become Stephen Colbert's new BFF. The prestigious publisher added Colbert's "truthiness" to the New Oxford American Dictionary, according to the list of new dictionary words offered on the OUP blog on September 16, 2010. "Truthiness" was the word of the year for Merriam-Webster in 2006, but Oxford takes longer to decide if a word is worthy of dictionary status.