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Townsend To Speak: World English Symposium

Townsend To Speak: World English Symposium

Bermuda College English advisor/tutor in the Centre for Learning and Academic Success Yesha Townsend will “highlight the importance of heritage and identity in the Bermudian colloquial language and dialect” in a keynote address at the Oxford English Dictionary’s World English Symposium in the UK. Ms. Townsend  —  who will be speaking... Read more of this article

Dr Hall On ‘Minoritized Varieties Of English’ Panel

Dr Hall On ‘Minoritized Varieties Of English’ Panel

Bermudian sociolinguist Dr Rosemary Hall will be taking part in a webinar on ‘Language prejudice and the documentation of minoritized varieties of English’ on January 20th. Dr Hall played a key role in the addition of Bermudian English in the Oxford English Dictionary [OED], with the addition of the words in the OED — which dates... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Words Notepad

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Words Notepad

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features some of the Bermudian words — chingas, chopse, greeze, mug, well & wrinch — that were added in the March 2021 update to the Oxford English Dictionary. The words being officially added to the dictionary was called a “landmark moment” for the Oxford English... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Dictionary Words II

Wallpaper Wednesday: Dictionary Words II

In the ninth in our weekly series, Bernews’ latest ‘Wallpaper Wednesday’ phone lock screen graphic features a word cloud using the Bermudian words which have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. The Bermudian words — aceboy, acegirl, chingas, chopse, chopsing, go long, Gombey, greeze, gribble, mice, mug, Onion, well and wrinch — are... Read more of this article

Video: BNV Interview With Dr Rosemary Hall

Video: BNV Interview With Dr Rosemary Hall

Bermudian Dr Rosemary Hall — who worked with the Oxford English Dictionary on the addition of new Bermudian words – joined Bernews today for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series. Dr Hall is a sociolinguist specialising in accents and dialects of English. She completed her PhD at the University of Oxford in 2018, and... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: New Dictionary Words

Wallpaper Wednesday: New Dictionary Words

In the fourth of a new weekly series, Bernews’ latest ‘Wallpaper Wednesday’ graphic, found below, features a word cloud using the Bermudian words which were recently added to the Oxford English Dictionary. The Bermudian words — aceboy, acegirl, chingas, chopse, chopsing, go long, Gombey, greeze, gribble, mice, mug, Onion, well and wrinch... Read more of this article

Oxford Dictionary Adds Gombey, Acegirl, Mug

Oxford Dictionary Adds Gombey, Acegirl, Mug

Gombey, aceboy, acegirl, greeze and mug are among the new words added in the latest update to the Oxford English Dictionary, with the word onion also receiving a new description as being a “native or inhabitant of Bermuda.” This was called a “landmark moment” for the Oxford English Dictionary [OED], which dates back to the 1800s,... Read more of this article