January 28, 2021

Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2011: Squeezed Middle

From the OUPBlog: Every year, the dictionaries teams at Oxford University Press in the UK and the US put their heads together and come up with a Word (or Phrase) of the Year. This year, for the first time, both the UK and US teams have agreed on a global Word of the Year: squeezed […]

Reference: New Report Looks at How U.S. Supreme Court Justices Use Dictionaries

From an Oxford University Press Blog Post by Dennis Barron: The Supreme Court is using dictionaries to interpret the Constitution. Both conservative justices, who believe the Constitution means today exactly what the Framers meant in the 18th century, and liberal ones, who see the Constitution as a living, breathing document changing with the times, are […]