Booksellers "chillax" as dictionary released.

Booksellers "chillax" as dictionary released.

<p>Booksellers can &quot;chillax&quot; as the wait for the new edition of the <em>Oxford Dictionary of English</em> is over.</p><p>The third edition of the largest single-volume English dictionary has been published today (19th August) for &pound;39.99. The new dictionary will include more than 2,000 new items, from the explanation for &quot;vuvuzela&quot; to the meaning of a &quot;staycation&quot;.</p><p>The story has been picked up by all of the mainstream media, with the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11020038" target="_blank">BBC News</a>, <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/aug/19/climate-change-vuvuzela-oxfo... target="_blank">Guardian</a> and <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/08/19/vuvuzela-enters-oxfo... target="_blank">Mirror</a> trumpeting the insertion of &quot;vuvuzela&quot; while the <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1304241/The-LBD-finally-finds-fa... target="_blank">Daily Mail</a> picks up on the use of &quot;LBD&quot;. <br /> </p><p>With the ever-growing digital world many new words and phrases relate to the &quot;interweb&quot; with vocabulary such as &quot;social media&quot;, &quot;microblogging&quot;, &quot;netbook&quot;, &quot;paywall&quot; and &quot;tweet-up&quot; gracing the pages of the tome.<br /><br />Among the 200 new phrases to be added are &quot;fog of war&quot;, &quot;the glass is half full (or empty)&quot; and &quot;on the naughty step&quot;.<br /><br />The dictionary was first published in 1998 with the second edition in 2003. One year&#39;s free access to Oxford&#39;s online English dictionary service is included with a purchase of the <em>Oxford Dictionary of English.</em><br /><br /> </p>