Chambers to crowdsource new edition

Chambers to crowdsource new edition

The Chambers Dictionary will crowdsource words for its 13th edition, inviting members of the public to suggest words that should feature.

Nominated words will be judged by the Chambers Editorial Board, which will feature input from writers such as Gyles Brandreth and Ben Schott, with 50 winners chosen who will then be in with a chance of seeing their suggestions published.

Sam Richardson, publisher of the Chambers Dictionary, part of John Murray Press, said: "Chambers has always taken into account reader suggestions for new words, and we are excited that this new online crowdsourcing will enable us to cast our net as widely as possible. N

"ew words always generate excitement and controversy—this will be a great way to get the conversation started, leading to the Chambers editorial team making the final choice of new words, as it has done for the past 140 years.”

Words added in the last edition, published in 2011, included unfriend, dubstep, freecycle and e-reader.

Nominations can be sent with the subject Word Source by 6th October, or can be submitted via the Chambers Facebook page or Twitter account.