Today is considered Dictionary Day in honor of Noah Webster, known as the Father of the American Dictionary. He was born on October 16, 1758. The whole idea of Dictionary Day is to emphasize the importance of dictionary skills and improving our vocabulary.
Either we're evolving...or just giving up. Oxford has just released new words that have been added to the dictionary this month. However, I think most of them are what could be considered, "buzzwords."
The most complete and accurate dictionary of the English language is the Oxford English Dictionary. It gives not only the meaning and pronunciation, but the history of over half a million words, past and present. It was 1857 when plans for the dictionary began what they figured would end up as four-volumes and 64-hundred pages.
It’s now official – there’s a growing list of internet abbreviations that are now part of the English language. OMG, LOL and FYI have been added to the online editions of the 126-year old Oxford English Dictionary.
In case you were living under a rock and don’t know what those abbreviations stand for – OMG is “Oh My God”, LOL is “Laughing Out Loud” and FYI is “For Your Information”...
Today is NationalGrammarDay.
I figured after a long week of heavy news stories I would share some tid bits that I found about grammar and some other things that you may be able to share at the dinner table this weekend.