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Hollywood is a verb: Los Angeles Tackles the Oxford English Dictionary




Oxford Dictionaries announced the tears-of-joy emoji as its “Word of the Year” last month.
Oxford Dictionaries announced the tears-of-joy emoji as its “Word of the Year” last month.
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The Oxford English Dictionary is a compendium of our language as it is written and spoken around the world.

Nouns, verbs, past participles.

The OED includes the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words. It also features three million quotations.

This month, the LA Public Library is celebrating the famed dictionary with a series of events they're calling "Hollywood Is A Verb: Los Angeles Tackles the Oxford English Dictionary."

For more on this, Ken Brecher, president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, joined host Alex Cohen to talk about the events.

Audio coming soon.