The Word “DUMSOR” Has Been Added to the Newest Edition of Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary
The English language is a very dynamic one due to the changes it has gone through over the years. Words that form English are adopted from other languages around the world such as Latin, Greek and even French.
As a result, french words, Latin and Greek terminologies have all found their ways into the Queen’s language. This dynamism has given Lexicographers the duty of revising dictionaries and updating them with new words as and when they are formed.
One of such words that has made its debut into the English language is the word “Dumsor”. This word has gained so much popularity in Ghana and the world at large.
Its repeated use and fame worldwide caught the ears and eyes of the English fraternity hence influencing their decision to include it in the new version of the Oxford Dictionary.
Mr. Franklin Baker, leader of the Lexicography Association of UK disclosed to ScrewLife.Com that, his team of intellectuals spent days on the accurate definition to give to the word. Also, they spent weeks to determine if the word will do for a noun, pronoun or any other part of speech in the English Language.
Per the dictionary: “Dumsor pronounced “doom-sore” (or more appropriately dum sɔ, “off and on”) is a popular Ghanaian term used to describe persistent, irregular and unpredictable electric power outages.”
The revised Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary will be released mid January for purchase.