According to the agreement, Oxford University Press will grant a license to use 11-language versions of its Dictionary
After President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman countered Urban Dictionary
's definition of that word, the Chief Executive's Communications Secretary, Martin Andanar, came decrying the description as 'inaccurate, illegitimate, and defamatory.'
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after Urban Dictionary
defined duterte as a verb that means "to scam, trick, con, or use unscrupulous means to an end; or to betray."
"But what began as a cultural war of independence from Britain devolved into a battle among lexicographers, authors, scholars, and publishers, all vying for dictionary
supremacy and shattering forever the dream of a unified American language," said a review in goodreads.com.
The first volume of the new dictionary
will be published very soon, while the compilation of the second is in progress.
has been compiled and published by Pilac.
However, while searching for some other word, now forgotten, in Funk & Wagnall's New Standard Dictionary
of the English Language (our edition is dated 1945), we stumbled on the word lamprotine.
*Dictionary to be useful for advancement of science in the language of the nation *Adding 'Doha' to the name was meant to show that the dictionary
is a gift from Qatar to the Arab world His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani launched the web portal of the Doha Historical Dictionary
of Arabic Monday at a ceremony organised by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.
Addressing on the occasion, Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot said that the basic aim of developing the ISL Dictionary
is to remove communications barriers between the deaf and hearing communities as it is focused on providing more information in Indian sign language.
The Oxford Dictionary
(https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/12/17/simpsons-doh-meh-english-language/) added words popularized by "The Simpsons" in 2014, so there was a precedent for Merriam-Webster's decision.
He said that President Mamnoon Hussain will inaugurate the Urdu Digital Dictionary
in a ceremony at the ``Aiwan-i-Sadar".
Addressing at the launch of web edition of Urdu language dictionary
here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President said the step was a way forward in promotion of Urdu and had made the language make its presence in the international comity with sheer finesse and sophistication.
He said the price of complete set of dictionary
, which took 52 long years to complete, was Rs 50,400, which was now available free at internet and in shape of two Compact Discs at nominal price.
He was speaking at the ceremony held at Aiwan-i-Sadar to launch the Urdu Digital Dictionary
carrying 22 volumes and 2,64,000 words.
ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday, terming Urdu dictionary
the biggest treasure of Pakistan's literary history, said its digitalisation had preserved a thousand-year-old culture and tradition of the land.Addressing at the launch of web edition of Urdu language dictionary
here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the president said that the step was a way forward in the promotion of Urdu, and had made the language make its presence in the international comity with sheer finesse and sophistication.