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Millions of 'non words' discovered in secret vault

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Aug 4 2010, 3:23pm


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Did you know Professor Tolkien worked on the staff of the Oxford University Press (makes of the OED - Oxfrod English Dictionary) from 1919 to 1920? He worked in the 'W' range, discovering the meaning of words from 'waggle' to 'warlock.' (See a wonderful article on Tolkien's involvement with the OED here)

We bring this up because millions of 'non words' have been discovered in a secret vault owned by the Oxford University Press. A graphic design student, Luke Ngakane, discovered hundreds of these words in his research and used them in one of his design projects. It makes for an interesting article that we thought we'd share with you! Enjoy!  [Read More]

(This post was edited by calisuri on Aug 4 2010, 10:56pm)

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Millions of 'non words' discovered in secret vault News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Aug 4 2010, 3:23pm
    That is so marvelimsical! // kareniel Send a private message to kareniel Aug 5 2010, 1:47pm
    I'm suffering a bit of xenolexica, myself. Alassa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassa Eruvande Aug 5 2010, 2:42pm
    I do believe the OED is out of date! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Aug 5 2010, 4:45pm
    What would you call a secret vault full of unacceptable words?// Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Aug 5 2010, 4:57pm
        Wordmere. // squire Send a private message to squire Aug 5 2010, 5:17pm
            I keep thinking Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Aug 6 2010, 8:34am
                Or Perhaps The Oxford Not-word Hord"? Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Aug 7 2010, 2:15pm
        I don't know, but I bet my mother had the combination.... weaver Send a private message to weaver Aug 5 2010, 6:12pm
            Wouldn't she get those from, er... Tim Send a private message to Tim Aug 5 2010, 6:46pm
                That cause me a wierd moment, Tim... Patty Send a private message to Patty Aug 5 2010, 7:45pm
                    Heh heh Tim Send a private message to Tim Aug 5 2010, 8:01pm
                        Would that be Tim as in... Kyriel Send a private message to Kyriel Aug 7 2010, 10:07am
                            Indeed it would be That Tim. ;-) // Tim Send a private message to Tim Aug 7 2010, 6:43pm
                    You're not the only one, Patty! Alassa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassa Eruvande Aug 5 2010, 10:09pm
            My husband's Polish Grandmother Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Aug 6 2010, 2:07am
    Did one of those words happen to be "Oxfrod?" / SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Aug 5 2010, 8:06pm
        Good catch! :D // Alassa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassa Eruvande Aug 5 2010, 10:09pm
    What? "Earworm" isn't a real word? Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Aug 6 2010, 5:09pm
        "Earworm" totally is a really word ;-) Kyriel Send a private message to Kyriel Aug 7 2010, 10:04am
            I figure Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Aug 8 2010, 7:48pm
    Fascinating stuff geordie Send a private message to geordie Aug 7 2010, 9:42am
        The Ring of Words ElanorTX Send a private message to ElanorTX Aug 7 2010, 10:36am

 
 
 

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