All Discussions Tagged 'dictionaries' (3)

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One Letter Words, a Dictionary

Compiler Craig Conley says, "In Shakespeare's time, R was called littera canina, 'the dog's letter', because it sounded like a dog's growl.…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

0 Aug 7

Will your head literally explode? OED recognizes informal use of "literally"

The Oxford English Dictionary now recognizes the long-used informal sense of "literally" as an intensifier meaning "virtually" or "figurati…

Started by Grinning Cat

6 Aug 24, 2013
Reply by Idaho Spud

On the Media | Defining Moments

On the Media | Defining Moments September 18th is the tercentenary of Samuel Johnson, whose Dictionary of the English Language was one of…

Started by A Former Member

2 Sep 24, 2009
Reply by Stephen Moore


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