December 2008 new words - Quarterly updates - Oxford English Dictionary
:"Rashomon n.An indication of the wealth and variety of influences which are at work on the English language, as Japanese cinema gives us this word, which alludes to the method of storytelling used in Akira Kurosawa's 1951 film of this name, and is used attributively to denote things involving multiple conflicting or differing perspectives. The underlying simile is first invoked in English in the adjective Rashomon-like, which dates back to 1962, and is also included in this release of new and revised OED text."
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Latest additions to the OED
On 11 December, the revised range ran to reamy was added to the Dictionary: see John Simpson's commentary on the most interesting features of this batch. We have also added new words in the range and from across the alphabet; Graeme Diamond picks some out in his notes on the latest new words.
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