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Culling of words no longer relevant to modern-day childhood

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According to the Guardian last Saturday, Oxford University Press have revealed a list of entries it no longer feels to be relevant to a modern-day childhood.





According to the Guardian last Saturday, Oxford University Press have revealed a list of entries it no longer feels to be relevant to a modern-day childhood.

Under pressure, Oxford University Press revealed a list of the entries it no longer felt to be relevant to a modern-day childhood. The deletions included acornadderashbeechbluebellbuttercupcatkinconkercowslip,cygnetdandelionfernhazelheatherheronivykingfisherlarkmistletoe,nectarnewtotterpasture and willow. The words taking their places in the new edition included attachmentblock-graphblogbroadbandbullet-pointcelebrity,chatroomcommitteecut-and-pasteMP3 player and voice-mail. As I had been entranced by the language preserved in the prose‑poem of the “Peat Glossary”, so I was dismayed by the language that had fallen (been pushed) from the dictionary. For blackberry, read Blackberry.

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