Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicOxford dictionary

Topic: Oxford dictionary

Antibodies, booster, comorbidity — an A-Z guide to how Covid changed language in 2020

In 2020, several new words and phrases were added to common parlance due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's a look at the new lexicon.

The pandemic has produced only one new word—Covid-19. But it’s changing the English language

The editors of the Oxford dictionary are having to do something unusual. Giving special updates every other month on words Covid is bringing into English.

What’s Floccinaucinihilipilification? Ask RBI

Central bank watchers battling to predict RBI policy makers’ next move have another thing to contend with ⁠— words from the mid-18th century and Voltaire.

Hindi has grown from 20,000 to 1.5 lakh words in 20 years, and very quietly

Hindi dictionaries of the government add words without fanfare. They are not accompanied by an announcement, and there’s no log of evolution either.

Rahul Gandhi’s claim of new word ‘Modilie’ is not true, Oxford Dictionaries confirm

Congress president Rahul Gandhi taunted PM Narendra Modi in a tweet, saying ‘Modilie’ is a new word that has been added in the English dictionary.

Something poisonous, something inaccurate & more: The top words of 2018

These were the top words of 2018 -- according to Oxford, Meriam-Websters, Collins & others

On Camera


Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.