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Pimping the Dictionary

The updated New Oxford American Dictionary includes new words, phrases and adaptations, many evolving from American slang and social media. Some recent additions:

big media n. [treated as sing. or pl.] the main means of mass communication (i.e., television, radio, and the press), as opposed to blogs or other personal websites.

bromance n. informal a close but nonsexual relationship between two men.
– ORIGIN early 21st cent.: blend of brother and romance.

defriend v. another term for unfriend.

eggcorn n. a word or phrase that results from a mishearing or misinterpretation of another, an element of the original being substituted for one that sounds very similar or identical (e.g., tow the line instead of toe the line).
– ORIGIN early 21st cent.: with reference to a misinterpretation of acorn.

exit strategy n. a preplanned means of extricating oneself

pimp informal make (something) more showy or impressive.

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Paris Review Author Interviews

The Paris Review now provides free access to all of its author interviews. The complete archive of author interviews begins in 1953 with "E. M. Forster, The Art of Fiction No. 1.    The collection can be browsed by name or by decade.

 Paris Review Author Interviews

The library also has a online subscription to the Paris Review in the database Humanities International Complete

and several anthologies of Paris Review stories and interviews in our collection.


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