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lexicon

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Oxford's latest 'word of the year' is...an emoji?

The Oxford Dictionaries has declared the most important addition to the lexicon for the year, but for the first time ever, it's not actually a word.

By November 16, 2015

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The 404 1,507: Where we don't forget to breathe (podcast)

Discussing a word that's fallen out of the Microsoft lexicon: "Kinect," 250 new emojis including a middle finger might be coming to your phone, predicting tomorrow's Amazon announcement, and calling b.s. on a new kind wearable technology.

By June 17, 2014

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The 404 1,507: Where we don't forget to breathe

Discussing a word that's fallen out of the Microsoft lexicon: "Kinect," 250 new emojis including a middle finger might be coming to your phone, predicting tomorrow's Amazon announcement, and calling B.S. on a new kind wearable technology.

By June 17, 2014

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The troubling lexicon of texting love

While some are blaming technology for an increase in one night stands, perhaps it's simply the brevity with which people communicate by phone that suggests swift progress to sexual congress.

By February 14, 2012

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Smile for the dictionary: 'Selfie' is 2013 word of the year

The Oxford English Dictionaries observed a five-fold increase in the use of the word this year and awarded it an honored place in the current lexicon.

By November 18, 2013

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Design Council: Design vs. styling

Ask automotive designers what the requirements are for someone in their position and you won't hear the word "styling." In fact, the word has such negative connotations it's probably long been removed from their lexicon.

By October 26, 2013

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Parsing Facebook's new lexicon (Q&A)

Gi Fernando of Techlightenment explains what "Read," "Watch," "Listen," and "Buy"--Facebook's new platform changes--mean for brands and consumers.

By October 5, 2011

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Ep. 1142: Where we play Genesis naked

Today we'll unearth a rare recording of Steve Jobs forecasting the iPad 27 years before its existence -- speaking of Jobstradamus, we'll also take a look at a disturbing wax statue of the Apple icon causing panic in Xi'an, China, learn how rapper Machine Gun Kelly got himself kicked out of the Microsoft store for life, and a campaign to end the word "really!?" from the collective lexicon.

By October 3, 2012

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Speak Scrabblish and 'thwack your amis' at Scrabble (Q&A)

"Is That a Word?" author David Bukszpan wanted to improve his Scrabble game, but didn't want to memorize the dictionary. CNET talked to him about the game's unique -- and surprising -- lexicon.

By September 18, 2012

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Britain's prime minister thought LOL meant 'lots of love'? So what?

Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, testifying at an inquiry into phone hacking, suggests that David Cameron wasn't quite au fait with texting lexicon. She could have done without the smirk.

By May 11, 2012