29 Nigerian English Phrases Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

The latest update to the Oxford English Dictionary includes 29 words, phrases and colloquialisms from Nigerian English—most of which have been used for decades, and have been adopted by English-speakers elsewhere. Some words already exist in English, but have a different meaning; such as “gist,” which in Nigerian English “is a noun which means ‘rumor’ but also a verb, which means ‘to gossip.’” Other words …

OED Considers A Gender-Neutral Title

The Oxford English Dictionary may soon include a gender-neutral title for those who don’t identify as a traditional Mr, Mrs or Ms. The prefix under consideration is Mx, a title that has already been accepted by some British institutions including the Royal Mail postal service, which currently offers the option on its website. The addition would make significant headway for the transgender community at a …