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Posted: 23 June 2012 05:27 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Abdominizers, boomerang babies, and cosmos

Because new term become increasingly rarer in the OED after the 1989 publication of the second edition, I’m supplementing the words for the OED with entries from the Among the New Words column of American Speech.

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Posted: 23 June 2012 08:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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take, n. The word take can mean “attitude toward, opinion on, interpretation of.” Surprisingly, this rather common sense is not in the OED. Often found in combination with on, as in one’s take on X, it dates to at least 1989.

You’ve confused me a bit. I thought you were taking these dates from the OED.

BTW, I smiled at your use of the phrase “adult child”. Perfectly normal, of course, but fun could be had with the ambiguity, as child means either “offspring” or “very young person”. Some of those boomerang babies probably are child-adults.

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Posted: 24 June 2012 02:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Because new term become increasingly rarer in the OED after the 1989 publication of the second edition, I’m supplementing the words for the OED with entries from the Among the New Words column of American Speech.

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