Thursday, 30 June 2011

Updated words

As always, the report on the latest quarterly update to the Oxford English Dictionary is a good read:

For me, Tex-Mex food is ugh, but I enjoyed hearing about the lengthy search for the origin of "nachos".

Modern technology has some cool new words, but "digital" dates from the fifteenth century

Never forget that the original meaning of "engine" in English was ‘ingenuity, artfulness; cunning, trickery’. Google is a search engine.

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