Wiki in the dictionary

Wiki is going to be put in the next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, even though the word itself has origins in Hawaii.

The word wiki comes the Hawaiian word, wikiwiki, which means to be quick.

The chief editor of the dictionary, which is adding 287 other new words as well, say that wiki has now made a name for itself, after tracking it for several years.

Wiktionary, a project of the Wikimedia Foundation, defines wiki as “A collaborative website which can be directly edited by anyone with access to it.”

I say that it is a good idea to include these now widely used words and their new meaning, but will the dictionary also include the Hawaiian meaning?

http://stuff.co.nz/3995128a28.html

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2 Responses to “Wiki in the dictionary”


  1. 1 Moikatriala October 29, 2008 at 5.32 am

    Sounds intersting.. Sometimes I can’t help but show you my odd urgency I have a nice joke for you) How do you circumcise a whale? Send down fore-skin divers.


  1. 1 Wikiwiki wikiing « Gabriel Pollard Trackback on March 18, 2007 at 5.42 pm

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