When will omnishambles enter Oxford’s dictionaries?

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

Lexicographers at Oxford University Press track how the vocabulary of the English language is changing from year to year. Every year, a ‘Word of the Year’ is debated and chosen to reflect the ethos of the year and its lasting potential as a word of cultural significance.


There is no guaranteethat omnishambles will make it into an Oxford dictionary. Oxford’s WOTY is a word that has made itsmark during the year 2012, but it may be too soon to say if it will secure longevity. We are constantly monitoring language usage andomnishambles willremain under consideration for inclusion in Oxford’s dictionaries. For every newdictionary or online update we assess all the most recent terms that haveemerged and select those which we judge to be the most significant or importantand those which we think are likely to stand the test of time.


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