Klingon and Jedi enter Oxford English Dictionary

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  1. Steve Christou

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    Klingon and Jedi enter Oxford English Dictionary
    "Terms from science fiction classics Star Wars and Star Trek have crossed the final frontier by being included in the latest Oxford English dictionary.
    The compendium, officially known as the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, has added 3,500 new words, including famed Star Wars terms, Jedi, The Dark Side and The Force.
    From Star Trek, Klingon, warp drive, warp factor and dilithium have now been added to the English language guide.
    Another potential new word for Scrabble players is Tardis - used in cult BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who - which is defined as a time machine or something larger on the inside than it appears from the outside."
    Wahay! Beam me up Scotty! I'm off to play scrabble...[​IMG]
     
  2. Dennis Nicholls

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    I hear that Tardis is an acronym for "Time And Relative Dimensions In Space". Says so on www.dictionary.com . Any Dr. Who fanboys around here?
     
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    I used to be a fanboy Dennis back in the old days, during the Troughton/Pertwee years, loved the Tardis, oddest time machine ever, loved that creepy sound it made when it was disappearing or reappearing, gave me the heebie-jeebies when I was young.[heebie what?]
     
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    I wonder if this somehow reduces the trademark rights to these words since it is now considered to be part of the English language (e.g., Microsoft can't trademark Microsoft Word)....
     
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    And yet the OED still doesn't have "Ninja".
     
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    Hmm, ok. Maybe I'm just looking at an older version then. Mine doesn't.
     
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    I'm surprised you didn't mention a most important new entry in the Oxford Dictionary:



    DVD
     
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