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LINGUIST List 16.1827

Thu Jun 09 2005

Media: 'Chavs' and others make it into the dictionary

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Message 1: 'Chavs' and others make it into the dictionary
Date: 09-Jun-2005
From: Mark Jones <markjjoneshotmail.com>
Subject: 'Chavs' and others make it into the dictionary


The following stories report on some of the new (and old) words included in
the latest edition of the Collins English Dictionary, including the almost
ubiquitous 'chav' and 'wanksta' (a new one on me, but fills a much needed
slot).

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1502190,00.html

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/050609/344/fkqgi.html

Mark Jones


Mark J. Jones
Department of Linguistics
University of Cambridge
http://kiri.ling.cam.ac.uk/mark
mjj13cam.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Lexicography
                            Sociolinguistics



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