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Funny story: Dictionaries to redefine the word 'terrorist'

Dictionaries to redefine the word 'terrorist'

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) & Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary jointly announced today that the word 'terrorist' and its derivative 'terrorism' would be redefined to make it more narrower in its scope in view of general public sentiment...

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Funny story: New word "gokwan" accepted by Oxford English Dictionary

New word "gokwan" accepted by Oxford English Dictionary

A new word, with several meanings, has today been accepted by the Oxford English Dictionary. Submitted by the British Male Public, the word "Gokwan" was admitted to the hallowed pages of the biggest, brightest and heaviest dictionary in the world.

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Funny story: Double Entendres List "Getting Bigger"

Double Entendres List "Getting Bigger"

Researchers at the Oxford English Dictionary have revealed that the list of phrases classed as Double Entendres is getting bigger. "Last year's list was big," said Richard Small, research co-ordinator at the OED. "But compared to this year's, it w...

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Funny story: Decoding Womens' and Mens' English

Decoding Womens' and Mens' English

Dictionary for Decoding Women's English: 1. Yes - No 2. No - Yes 3. Maybe - No 4. We need - I want 5. I am sorry - You'll be sorry 6. We need to talk - You're in trouble 7. Sure, go ahead - You'd better not! 8. Do what you want - You will pay for this later 9. I am not upset - Of course, I am upset, you moron! 10. You're certainly attentive tonight - Is sex all you ever think about?...

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Funny story: Dictionary for Decoding Womens' Personal Ad's

Dictionary for Decoding Womens' Personal Ad's

40-ish 49. Adventurous Slept with everyone. Athletic No breasts. Average looking Moooo. Beautiful Pathological liar. Emotionally Secure On medication. Feminist Fat. Free spirit Junkie. Friendship first Former slut. New-Age Body hair in the wrong places. Open-minded Desperate. Outgoing Loud and Embarrassing. Professional Bitch. Voluptuous Very Fat. La...

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Funny story: Boris Johnson's Dictionary

Boris Johnson's Dictionary

London Major Boris Johnson is launching his own dictionary. The famous Labrador/Human cross said: 'Gosh. Crikey, Phwoar, Gosh, well ever since my great great great great Uncle Samuel launched his own dictionary, I thought I better do the same.'...

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Funny story: Nukular Added to OED

Nukular Added to OED

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) announced Saturday that it is adding the word nukular to its words in common usage. The change was under consideration for several years due to President Bush's accent. Sarah Palin's repeated use of the term in Thu...

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Funny story: Word 'hero' to be redefined to include people who can run a bit

Word 'hero' to be redefined to include people who can run a bit

Collins, the makers of the famous Oxford English Dictionary, have announced that the word 'hero' is set to be given a wider definition in the next edition. The change has been in response to BBC Coverage of the Olympic Games. 'Yeah sure there are...

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Funny story: English comma to be replaced

English comma to be replaced

As part of its annual review of the ever evolving English language, a spokesperson for the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has announced that the word 'Yaknow' is to be added to the next edition.

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Funny story: 'Nookyaler' To Be Put In Dictionaries And Encyclopedias.

'Nookyaler' To Be Put In Dictionaries And Encyclopedias.

Psychiatric researchers hit a brick wall long ago on the subject of the befuddled mind of grit-eating half-wit George W. Bush and what makes it not tick. It's difficult to analyze what is left of a mind besotted by fear, superstition, illiteracy,...

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Funny story: 'The Dictionary' To Become A Movie

'The Dictionary' To Become A Movie

The most popular book in the world, 'The Dictionary', is to become a summer blockbuster movie, with stars such as Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman starring in it.

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Funny story: George Bush Immortalized in Webster's Dictionary

George Bush Immortalized in Webster's Dictionary

New York -- President George W. Bush provided a wealth of new material for the 2008 edition of Webster's Dictionary, being given credit for 17 of the Dictionaries 38 new word additions. "We don't take this sort of thing lightly, this P...

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Funny story: Oxford, Cambridge and Collins at war over definition of Politics

Oxford, Cambridge and Collins at war over definition of Politics

The academic world is holding its breath as the three largest publishers argue over the definition of politics and allegations of industrial espionage.

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Funny story: Seventh Harry Potter Book shockers

Seventh Harry Potter Book shockers

JK Rowling likes to surprise us, but this surprise may rupture your spinal chords (our terribly mundane readers may consult their dictionaries for this term). Get ready to get the air knocked out of your lungs by the seventh book in the Harry Potter series. Joanne gave a glimpse of the 7th book to our reporter and this is what he has reported.

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Funny story: McDonalds Miss The Point of Oxford English Dictionary

McDonalds Miss The Point of Oxford English Dictionary

Food chain MacDonalds have today completely missed the point of the Oxford English Dictionary. A dictionary defines the use of words in English, a point which senior executives have simply failed to grasp.

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Funny story: "Excuse Me, It's Dead." Say Experts

"Excuse Me, It's Dead." Say Experts

The Oxford English Dictionary, arbiter of correct usage in the English language, is to remove the phrase "Excuse me" declaring it to be officially obsolete.

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Funny story: Seinfeld Actor Michael Richards Utters "N" Word, Oxford Dictionaries Investigate

Seinfeld Actor Michael Richards Utters "N" Word, Oxford Dictionaries Investigate

OXFORD, England - Editors at the Oxford Dictionary of English worked late into the night all weekend to determine definitively what "N" word former Seinfeld actor Michael Richards said during a performance last Friday.

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