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  • Death
    Death wrote:
    <p><em>The Concise Oxford English Dictionary</em> will no longer have a term for those plastic boxes that people used to shove sound-holding bricks into, way back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth: <em>Cassette player</em> is somehow being "retired" from the latest version of the dictionary, alongside actual esoteric words like <em>brabble</em> and <em>growlery</em>. <em>Threequel</em> and <em>video jockey</em> are also getting the boot, despite the fact that those are still perfectly cromulent terms as well. Cassettes are still in use at least sometimes, so this seems like a premature retirement, but <em>cassingle</em> can probably safely be cut.</p> <p>http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/08/concise-oed-cassette-player-threequel.html</p>
  • Simen Wangberg

    No, this is an outrage. Is "record player" still going to be in the dictionary? Or "8-track", for that matter? Yeah. That's what I thought.

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