Oxford English Dictionary has now 111 words

Funny story written by Mark Merton

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

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It's getting deeper

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 to take the total up to 111.

The new word found after interviewing five thousand pub customers over three years is "geometry". Most of the users are not sure about its meaning but they use it to mean many things from "shape" to "method".

A spokesman for the Oxford Dictionary said that this was a welcome development in the current geometry of things.

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