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Funny story: "Assange" added to dictionary

"Assange" added to dictionary

The verb "to assange" has been officially added to the Oxbridge English dictionary this week, in honour of the whiney attention-seeker Julian Assange. "To assange" is officially defined as "to act in a criminal manner and then to behave smugly and...

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Funny story: Official Definition Makes The Word "Gay" Mean Bad

Official Definition Makes The Word "Gay" Mean Bad

Top lexicographers have today announced new additions to, and definitions for, the words within the English language dictionary. Of these additions and revisions, however, there stands a solitary point of controversy - the word "gay" will now have th...

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Funny story: Dictionary Workers "Too Slow"

Dictionary Workers "Too Slow"

Word experts working on a new dictionary have been told that their efforts probably won't be printed. 80 lexicographers are beavering away preparing the next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary - OED3. But publishers have warned them that...

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Funny story: Spoof Writer Lynton Devastated After Publishers Decide not to Print his 3rd Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary!

Spoof Writer Lynton Devastated After Publishers Decide not to Print his 3rd Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary!

A mortal blow was struck to the literary world centered in Britain recently when it was announced that 21 years of research done by Spoof Writer Lynton, would wind up in a Dust Bin when Publishers decided it was not economically feasible to issue the...

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Funny story: NOW they want to band the word "now"!

NOW they want to band the word "now"!

PC DO-GOODERS AT THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY have officially announced the banning of the word "now" as of midnight tonight. They claim the word has lost all of its currency due to cod-dramatic overuse in right-wing tabloids, and as such will egg...

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Funny story: Updated Dictionary of Work Evaluation Comments

Updated Dictionary of Work Evaluation Comments

Some of you might like to know what your supervisor/manager is really saying in all those glowing employee work performance evaluations she/he keeps filling in. Inchcock Chambers, our unpaid roving reporter brings you advice attained at great risk, by actually meeting management personnel under cover. He hopes this dictionary will assist you. AVERAGE: Not too bright. EXCEPTIONALLY WELL...

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Funny story: 100 Year Old Mistake Found In Dictionary

100 Year Old Mistake Found In Dictionary

The world of lexicography was left stunned, shocked and dumbfounded last night as a mistake that had long gone unnoticed in the Oxford English Dictionary was uncovered. The phrase 'smart arse' first appeared in the dictionary 100 years ago. Since...

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Funny story: Dictionary Adds New Words and Definitions to Dictionary: Obamanation and Cuff

Dictionary Adds New Words and Definitions to Dictionary: Obamanation and Cuff

In its relentless desire to clog our over taxed brains with new words Webster's Dictionary added the word obamanation. The first definition of the new word is 'a democracy whose power is filibuster, veto, vote, and discussion proof and whose fiscal a...

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Funny story: Charity calls for OED to close the book on 'Facebooking'

Charity calls for OED to close the book on 'Facebooking'

A charity that counsels abused library staff has petitioned the Oxford English Dictionary to drop the verb 'Facebooking' from the official new words due to be added to the next version of its dictionary. The popularity of social networking website...

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Funny story: New 'Slang' terms to enter dictionary

New 'Slang' terms to enter dictionary

Dictionaries are about to explain the many UK 'slang' terms, or Dissess as they are known by opening our eyes (and ears) to many of our youth's put downs. Terms such as "You're a right Gordon," (referring to a feckless idiot likely to squander loa...

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Funny story: "Not In A Gay Way" To Enter Street Dictionary

"Not In A Gay Way" To Enter Street Dictionary

The much used term, "Not in a gay way" is to be included in the next edition of the ever popular 'Street Talk Dictionary.' The dictionary describes the origins of the term as 'uncertain' and its usage as frivolous and light hearted, usually a rema...

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Funny story: New Words Added To Dictionary in 2009

New Words Added To Dictionary in 2009

Each year, several new words are recognized and added to various editions of English language dictionaries. Other words get an additional meaning and have this new definition added. 2009 was no different than any other, as new definitions for existing words such as "twitter" and "tweet" entered common usage. Many other words, however, are much more obscure. Following is a list of words that...

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Funny story: Oxford English Dictionary has now 111 words

Oxford English Dictionary has now 111 words

We had reported earlier this week that Oxford English Dictionary had been rewritten and redesigned offering an up to date and real language database. The latest edition published this morning is again only 15 pages thick but contains one new word...

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Funny story: The English Language Gets Its Millionth Word

The English Language Gets Its Millionth Word

It has been forecast by lingual experts that the English language will receive its millionth word in April 2009, as reported on NPR. I would like to have the honor of being the person who invents the millionth word. It will be 'freedibiacle'. It will refer to that nasty itch you get in your nose when you are in public and can't scratch it without looking disgusting. It gets so bad that you hav...

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Funny story: Ann Coulter's Image Added To New Dictionary

Ann Coulter's Image Added To New Dictionary

In an announcement of both good and bad news for attention loving commentator Ann Coulter, her image shall be added to the recently announced Illustrated Oxford English Dictionary under the heading of Slag. Her image was considered for the new e...

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Funny story: New Dictionary To Include Numbers As Well

New Dictionary To Include Numbers As Well

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Mearriam-Webster Books Incorporated has announced that the new 2010 editions of their best-selling dictionary will include a complete list of numbers, from 1 to 100,000 featured in the edition. "You can imagine how t...

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Funny story: New dictionary for the hard of thinking

New dictionary for the hard of thinking

The Oxford University Press have today published a new, fully-illustrated dictionary aimed specifically at the ignorant. Over three pages long (it does actually run to a fourth page, or five if you count the intentionally blank page at the back), it...

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