The English language is constantly changing, growing and expanding with over 1,000 new words added to dictionaries this year.
The English language is alive and well !
All on-line dictionaries monitor the number of times words are looked up and they also respond to spikes of interest following news events so that they can provide up to date definitions. For example, the very old fashioned word DOTARD spiked in September and the totally new term GIG ECONOMY spiked in the UK in March following a government review of this new type of working environment.
The world is moving fast and so is the English language. Many of the new words, terms and expressions reflect the way we live now, so check out our quiz with the words PHOTOBOMB, HIVE MIND, KITTEN FISHING, MILKSHAKE DUCK and many more to be at the cutting edge of the English language.