• Question: Who decides which new words go into a dictionary?

    Asked by elmo97 to Andrew, Marianne on 25 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Andrew Maynard answered on 25 Jun 2010:

      Hi elmo97,

      It depends on the dictionary – and who owns it. For instance, the Oxford English Dictionary has an editorial team and a huge list of advisors who contribute to the process.