"These additions are just carrying on the tradition of a dictionary that has always sought to be progressive and up to date," OED said in an online statement, describing itself as a word curator that had always "sought primarily to cover the language of its own time." Did you know that you can access the OED from home? The library subscribes to the online version of the OED, which you can use from the databases page of our site.
The Search Engine Wars may be heating up again. Experian Hitwise recently released a study suggesting that Google, despite fielding two-thirds of all internet searches, generates significantly fewer hits than does Bing. Bing accounts for only 28% of searches but generates a website hit on 80% of those searches, vs. Google’s 66% success ratio. This is of particular interest to advertisers, but anyone who uses the internet for research may want to give Bing a try.