VŠECHNY LEKCE ZDE
"I am surprised to find out that quite often, the words I am looking for are not in my very large Oxford English Dictionary.
"Does this mean that the people are not really speaking English, or that the word does not exist?"
A: Hi Michaela,
No, it does not! Quite often, especially with the Oxford English Dictionary, which tends to be a bit on the staid, "conservative" side of things, it is quite common NOT to find many (if not most) so-called modern or "hip" words which many young people and industries like Hollywood continue to crank out.
In addition, sometimes the language committees which determine what words make it and which ones do not into the newest versions of printed dictionaries, are just plain slow. They do not, as a rule, either keep up with the times, nor do they do so on a timely basis.
This is unfortunate, because especially for young people, their vocabularies often get dismissed as "slang," when in fact they are really indicators of how people are really speaking in the real world!
For example, it was not until the 1960s that the word Quasar was finally put into the dictionary. Astronomers invented and used this word for decades, but it wasn’t until a TV was invented with this commercial name that this word was finally put into the dictionary. There’s no excuse.
Do You Know This?
1. Americans eat more chocolate than any other country. Amazingly, they consume about 1 BILLION kilos of it each year, or about 50% of the world’s entire production!
2. The average candy bar which is made of chocolate has at least three spider’s legs in it.
3. Chocolate is always included in both Russian and American space flights.
4. When men are hungry, they prefer foods which are salty and high in fat.
Women? They want chocolate.
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