Inside the OED: can the world’s biggest dictionary survive the internet?

The long read: For centuries, lexicographers have attempted to capture the entire English language. Technology might soon turn this dreaming into reality but will it spell the end for dictionaries? In February 2009, a Twitter user called @popelizbet issued an apparently historic challenge to someone called Colin: she asked if he could “mansplain” a theory […]

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‘Death by dangerous cycling’ law considered

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCampaigners says new cycling law ‘missed opportunity’ Cyclists who kill pedestrians could face charges of “death by dangerous cycling” or “death by careless cycling”, under government proposals. The Department for Transport has launched a 12 -week consultation looking at whether new offences should be introduced for dangerous […]

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Martina Navratilova dropped by LGBT group over trans athletes row

( CNN) An LGBT group has cut ties with tennis great Martina Navratilova after she said it was a form of “cheating” for transgender girls to be allowed to compete in women’s sport. Navratilova wrote in The Sunday Times that it was “insane” that transgender athletes who “decide” to become female had achieved honors “that […]

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