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Selfies to be legal tender

every one a work of artWith UK banks soon to follow the US in allowing customers to pay in cheques via their mobile, the Treasury has announced that our entire photographic library is to become an acceptable form of payment by 2017. Account holders will regularly upload images of the inside of their pocket, blurred relatives and the occasional photobomb by Pope Francis.

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Posted: Dec 26th, 2013
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The word ‘Celebrity’ to include everyone you’ve ever heard of, announces OED

The publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary announced today that the meaning of the word ‘celebrity’ is to be extended to include ‘someone you know about or have heard of’.

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Posted: Jun 3rd, 2013
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Concern over ever-expanding OED

A leading expert has expressed concerns that the amount of new words being added to the Oxford English Dictionary each year may lead to the printed version being the size of a small car in the near future.

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Posted: Jan 27th, 2012
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