Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Technical Terms Now in Dictionaries

Both Merriam-Webster and the Oxford English Dictionary added more technical terms to their dictionaries. "Google" is getting the most press. It means to search the Google database. The only difference between the two dictionaries is that M-W uses lowercase (google) and the OED uses a capital letter (Google). Other terms that were added include:
  • adware - OED
  • cybrarian - OED
  • cybrary - OED
  • mash-up - OED
  • mouse potato (think couch potato) - M-W
  • pixelate - OED
  • ringtone - M-W
  • spyware - M-W
  • text message - OED
  • text messaging - M-W
  • uninstall - OED
[CNET.com]

No comments: