Thursday, October 15, 2015

OMG and others

From Oxford University Press, nine words that are older than you might think. Or eight words and one acronym. See above.

When I taught King Lear this past spring, I took inordinate pleasure in seeing the word holla. Why not? Kent: “he that first lights on him / Holla the other.” And Goneril: “Holla, holla!” Holla also makes Oxford’s list.

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