[hackerspaces] hackerspace is now an English word

Sam Ley sam.ley at gmail.com
Thu Aug 29 20:56:34 CEST 2013

Just to be clear, there is no "official" list of what is or is not in the
English language - the Oxford dictionaries (in their various editions)
reflect common usage of words only - there is no "dictating". There isn't
some secret cabal that decides what is or isn't a word - they just watch
what is being used and how, and describe it accordingly.

Interesting article on the topic:


On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 12:51 PM, Walter van Holst <walter at revspace.nl>wrote:

> On 29/08/2013 20:42, Mitch Altman wrote:
> > The word "hackerspace" has officially been added to the English
> language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary!
> >
> > http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/hackerspace
> This would warrant a blog on hackerspaces.org, wouldn't it?
> Regards,
>  Walter
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