OED Behind the times? Definition of "blog"….

by Kate Brodock on 22 February 2009

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My brother, a languaphile, just brought to my attention something very interesting.  He was curious how up-to-date the newest (print) edition of the OED was, and so he looked up the word “blog,”  It of course redirected him to “weblog” but the definition was the following:

“…. run by 20-something Americans with at least an unhealthy interest in computers”

WOW.  And of course I tried to go to the online version to see if that’s been changed… but you can’t search the online OED without a subscription.  Someday they’ll learn I guess.

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  • http://richardholden.info Richard Holden

    This wasn't the definition, but an example of usage, as shown in the discussion here:

    http://laughingsquid.com/blag/

    It wasn't from the OED at all, by the way, but the New Oxford American
    Dictionary.

  • http://www.othersidegroup.com/adcomments Kate Brodock

    Richard, thanks for the clarification on this! I'm going to pass this along to my brother for certain. He's usually very good about this sort of thing.

  • http://richardholden.info Richard Holden

    This wasn't the definition, but an example of usage, as shown in the discussion here:

    http://laughingsquid.com/blag/

    It wasn't from the OED at all, by the way, but the New Oxford American
    Dictionary.

  • http://www.katebrodock.com Kate Brodock

    Richard, thanks for the clarification on this! I'm going to pass this along to my brother for certain. He's usually very good about this sort of thing.

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