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OED recognizes the Twitter meaning of 'tweet'

The British dictionary broke its rules in adding the more modern definition because the term is "catching on."

By June 14, 2013


'Woot' is officially a thing, according to Oxford English Dictionary

"Woot!! Did you see my retweet re:that noob in a mankini? Someone get that dude a pair of jeggings!"

By August 18, 2011


It's official: 'unlimited' means 'limited'

Unlimited should mean exactly that. What's the point in having a language if tech companies can simply change the meaning of words when it suits them?

By September 19, 2008


Letter to Oxford English Dictionary: Redefine 'unlimited'

Since the Advertising Standards Authority isn't willing to force telecoms companies to stop using the word 'unlimited', it's time to take a more drastic interim measure

By May 23, 2008


Two steps closer to a $6 million man

Breakthroughs in prosthetics make a leg that could get soldiers back in the field and a hand that can do just about anything.

By July 18, 2007


Year in review: A double-edged sword for Google

Tech giant kicked off 2006 by challenging a federal subpoena for search records--but also complying with Chinese authorities.

December 18, 2006


Google joins Xerox as a verb

Yahoo may need a Band-Aid or a Kleenex. Its rival has been officially ensconced in Merriam-Webster's--and the OED.

By July 6, 2006


Google gets booked--and banned

Merriam-Webster may be welcoming "google" into the dictionary, but eBay says the company's Checkout service is no best-seller.

By July 6, 2006


Don't mention the 'O' word!

CNET News.com's Charles Cooper says that IBM is going to great lengths to avoid using the "offshoring" word.

By January 30, 2004