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Five Types of Specialized Dictionaries

by Mark Nichol From Daily Writing Tips

Dictionaries aren’t just for looking up spellings and meanings of a broad selection of terms; you’ll find biographical, geographical, and medical dictionaries, among other specialized volumes. 326 more words

Introducing C# Collections

There are three broad types of collections in .NET; Lists, Dictionaries and Sets. Lists use indexed access, i.e. any element can be accessed using an index, the first element being list[0], this is efficient allowing Lists to less memory than other collections. 197 more words

Coding

flummadiddle

Merriam-Webster, adapting to the modern era of online dictionaries, picks its Word of the Year based on the number of online lookups for that word over the course of the year. 123 more words

Life

American Versus British Spellings

As an employee of a UK-based company, and the editor of this blog which features several British authors, I spend a good deal of my time translating “-re’s” to “-er’s” and “-our’s” to “-or’s” (when I have no idea what Phill Jones or David Smith are trying to say, I usually assume that they’re using obscure… 51 more words

Historical

Anu, Noah, and Beverly

The term “culprit” has been on my mind since I lost most of a recent powerpoint presentation due to not backing it up. “Culprit” has two meanings, according to OxfordDictionaries.com: a person responsible for a misdeed, and the cause of a problem. 676 more words

Oxford Word of the Month: December - koala diplomacy

noun: Australia’s use of koalas as diplomatic gifts to other countries; a form of Australian soft power diplomacy.

THE STORY BEHIND THE WORD OF THE MONTH… 540 more words

OUPANZ

fed up

Sunderland Day By Day
HE SMASHED WINDOW—
Because He Was “Fed Up”

“I AM ‘fed up’; I have been out of work six years and I want to be locked up,” said John Scott (61), of Hood Street, Monkwearmouth, who appeared in the dock at Sunderland Police Court to-day accused of breaking a plate glass window, valued at £3 12s.

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