[LINK] wiki in the OED

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Fri Mar 16 12:59:44 AEDT 2007

"Wiki" wins place in dictionary

Thu Mar 15, 2:41 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - If you think "wiki" doesn't sound like English, 
you are right. But it's English now. This word born on the Pacific 
Island of Hawaii finally got an entry into the latest edition of the 
online Oxford English Dictionary along with 287 other new words.

It has earned it.

"Words are included in the dictionary on the basis of the documentary 
evidence that we have collected about them. A while ago this evidence 
suggested that wiki was starting to make a name for itself," OED 
chief editor John Simpson said in a statement.

Jan Whitaker
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