The second edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English is published this week, with a raft of new words. Of interest are some of the following definitions;
– chugger – a person who approaches passers-by in the street asking for donations or subscriptions to a particular charity.
– offshoring – the practice of basing some of a company’s processes or services overseas, so as to take advantage of lower costs.
– wiki – a website or database developed collaboratively by a community of users, allowing any user to add and edit content.
– retail politics – US a style of political campaigning in which the candidate attends local events in order to target voters on a small-scale or individual basis.
There’s also a whole list of words that have not yet made the dictionary, such as soduku, micromoments,