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Star Wars Lingo Added to Oxford English Dictionary

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Oxford Dictionary is always trying to add new and current lingo to the mix. Now they have added not only their regular additions but have thrown in a couple of Star Wars words that people tend to use on a daily basis. There are five instances where the words “Star Wars” come up when the text is searched in the new additions. Here is what you can look forward to in the coming editions of the book.

  • Jedi, n.: In the fictional universe of the Star Wars films: a member of an order of heroic, skilled warrior monks who are able to harness the mystical power of…
  • lightsabre, n.: In the fictional universe of the Star Wars films: a weapon resembling a sword, but having a destructive beam of light in place of a blade. Also: a…
  • Padawan, n.: In the fictional universe of the Star Wars films: an apprentice Jedi (see Jedi n.). Also (often humorously) in extended and allusive use: a youthful…
  • force, n.1 sense Additions: With the and chiefly with capital initial. In the fictional universe of the Star Wars films: a mystical universal energy field which certain…
  • force: With the and chiefly with capital initial. In the fictional universe of the Star Wars films: a mystical universal energy field which certain…

So now we have words in Star Wars that will be going down in not only History of Star Wars books but also History of the English language. It’s a good day for nerds everywhere!

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