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Regional Insults Added To Oxford English Dictionary: Today In Books

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Regional Insults Added To Oxford English Dictionary

Last year, in honor of the 90th anniversary of its first edition, the Oxford English Dictionary asked for regional vocabulary suggestions. And if you ask you shall receive. I for one am delighted by the Scottish additions of words like “sitooterie” and “bidie-in” and the OED’s Indian English update of “kiss my chuddies.” Learn more regional terms here.

Allowing Librarians To Intervene In Drug Overdoses Without Liability

With the current opioid epidemic, librarians are having to make hard decisions when faced with patrons overdosing. Michigan Bills–House Bills 4366-67, sponsored by Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance–would allow librarians to stock and administer anti-overdose drugs without fear of liability. “The legislation passed unanimously in the House and heads to the Senate for further review. The bills would need to be passed in the Senate and signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to become law.”

How The Pool Party Episode Came To Be

If you’ve seen Hulu’s adaptation of Lindy West’s Shrill you already know what I’m referring to–or maybe you haven’t yet but you’ve seen all the social media love! Anyhoo, there’s a fantastic episode in Shrill that celebrates fat women of different sizes, ages, and colors while happily attending a pool party and Refinery29 spoke with the writers and creators who explain how it came to be.