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What else could dictionaries include?

Interview between Michael Rundell and Jane Solomon of

In this interview with Michael Rundell, lexicographer Jane Solomon discusses recent innovations at

These include dictionary coverage of contemporary cultural references (like ‘Hufflepuff’), memes (like ‘This is Fine’), and especially emoji (including the ‘goat’ or ‘GOAT’ emoji), raising the question of whether these are appropriate items for a dictionary to describe.

Your task

Watch Michael Rundell’s interview with lexicographer Jane Solomon and take notes on’s recent innovations.
Can you think of other types of information which dictionaries could include?
Share your thoughts in the comments area.

Further reading

You can read an article in Time magazine called ‘A major dictionary has officially added emoji’, which discusses’s decision to include emoji.

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