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Language and words in the news – 12th August, 2016

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Language change and slang

Bawbag has made it into the dictionary
It’s not often we make the news ourselves, but Macmillan’s Open Dictionary has been all over Twitter, not to mention the MSM, this week. You can read up on it here, here and here. Our contributor tooz has created quite a stir.

Words, dictionaries, technology and language

Brazilians Speak Portuguese, but the Olympics Must Use French
Rule 23 of the Olympic charter states that the Games have two official languages, and Ms. Jean’s organization, which represents 80 Francophone countries, is determined to make sure nobody forgets that one of them is French.

The race to save a dying language
In 2013, at a conference on endangered languages, a retired teacher named Linda Lambrecht announced the extraordinary discovery of a previously unknown language.


What Should We Call Bill Clinton if Hillary Is Elected?
Which of the many options on offer do you prefer?

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