Should we be worried by Oxford Junior Dictionary’s omission of numerous nature-related words?

January 18, 2015 by  
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Numerous nature-related words, such as “acorn” and “blackberries,” have been omitted from Oxford University’s recently updated Junior Dictionary—and it’s been the cause for consternation amongst several acclaimed artists and writers, including author Margaret Atwood . These opponents to the change worry about the young generation’s increasing disconnect with nature, and that many of the preserved words “are associated with the interior, solitary childhoods of today.” These writers have signed on to an open letter imploring the Oxford University Press to reinstate the removed words, however, the press has responded that they have no immediate plans to re-publish a new edition. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dictionary , Junior Dictionary , Margaret Atwood , nature related words , oxford university , Oxford University Junior Dictionary , Oxford University Press

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Oxford Dictionary of English Adds Climate Science Vocabulary

August 19, 2010 by  
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Photo by Cofrin Library We love seeing the ways the environmental movement alters mainstream culture, and the degree of its impact can be viewed quickly by just taking a look at the dictionary. The Oxford English Dictionary is no slouch on keeping up with new words created in every corner from clean tech to the DIY movement — like when “hypermiling” made it as word of the year in 2008.

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April 4, 2010 by  
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We know some girls who feel comfortable facing the day with nothing more on their face than a smile and some SPF protection, but we are not those girls. We like how makeup makes us look and feel, and we think it’s fun! What we don’t think is fun is trying to decipher all those mysterious ingredients on the labels of our products or weeding through the companies who are doing ok by animals and the planet. Not all makeup contains harmful ingredients, and most that do contain them only contain small amounts.

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