News: Former Oxford English Dictionary Editor Deleted Words from the Dictionary, Ruining Scrabble for Everyone

Former Oxford English Dictionary Editor Deleted Words from the Dictionary, Ruining Scrabble for Everyone

Former Oxford English Dictionary Editor Deleted Words from the Dictionary, Ruining Scrabble for Everyone

Do you have any idea how many words we haven't been saying since 1972? No, no one does, because some asshole editor went on a crazy deleting spree a couple decades ago while editing the Oxford English Dictionary: the one dictionary from which words are, supposedly, never deleted.

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Click through to keep reading at Gawker Among the words Burchfield deleted: "boviander," a term used in British Guyana to describe someone of mixed race living on the river banks; "danchi," a kind of shrub; and "balisaur," an Indian badger-like animal.

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