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Re(4): New words in the OED

I used to work at OUP but not in Dictionaries. However, I have very good friends there. All words in the OED have to be authenticated as being used over a period of time in print.The criterion for inclusion is one of usage, not of subjective taste. The prime motive of the OED is not to put in trendy words for the sake of it but to be as comprehensive as possible in logging well-authenticated usages.


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