One day when I was really struggling to fall asleep suddenly a book that I’ve read 6 years ago dawned upon me!
Frindle it’s a children novel, written by Andrew Clements. It is a beautiful book of a little boy introducing a new word which made it to dictionary! Isn’t it interesting!! 😎 I thank my BLPS teacher Mrs. Anu for introducing this book to me in my seventh grade, which inspired me to write today’s blog. 😊
When was the last time u bought a dictionary? Mostly in the past 6 years no one would have purchased it, right?! 😶 ….of course we’ve been introduced to easier ways of searching meaning so we’ve almost forgot our “dictionaries ” … But till today dictionary hasn’t stopped updating itself, it’s continuously being equipped with new words every year! So it’s mandatory for us to be“up to date”
Types of words added to dictionary :
●In 2020 majority of the words added to the dictionary were related to Covid 19! It has been added to medical dictionary by OED(Oxford)
●Chat language: A few words that in day to day chats we have created has also been added to the dictionary!
♡TGIF: Thank god it’s Friday
♡Lol: Laugh out loud
●Blend of two word: Jeggins-Jeans and leggings, Webinar -web and seminar, Brexit -British exit
● 21st century trends : Words like “Totes” shortened form of total, “Calci” for calculator.
●Computer language:Firewall,skype,podcast,cyber introduced.
●Hilarious words : ♡Scrumdidylumptious : extremely splendid. ♡ Schmoozefest: behaving in charismatic way to gain favour.
●Words brought from old English :♡Ripple in 2010 brought back from 17th century.
●Words introduced by authors: ♡Muggle:by JK Rowling, and many other words by other authors like Roald Dahl and others.
●Originated from other languages brought back again to usage: ♡Au pair: Dates back to 1960, origin French, brought back again to usage at 2013
Words introduced in which year:
Nothing burger :2018
Totes : 2015
I’ve chosen very simple words for example! I’ve given a few example of words that were introduced in the past decade! But still if we do little research we may come across many interesting words!
Hope it may have been informative!
For people who haven’t read Frindle, it’s an amazing book it has an amazing storyline. Though it’s a children novel it’s story line will take u to a different dimension! So it’s a must read for all age group it’s a very short book of 150 pages.
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