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iol scitech july 18 collins . Amateur lexicographers can make submissions at Collins's website, www.collinsdictionary.com.

London - If you’ve ever been screamed at over the Scrabble tiles for making up words, now’s your chance to shine.

Collins is allowing members of the public to suggest new entries for its dictionary for the first time.

It said opening up the submission process would make its recording of the language more democratic.

Amateur lexicographers can make submissions at Collins’s website, www.collinsdictionary.com.

Editors aim to make a decision within two to three weeks. If an entry is accepted, its “creator” can be permanently credited in the dictionary’s online version.

Collins editors have already submitted a selection of words, including “omnishambles”, originally from the TV satire The Thick Of It, and “tash-on”, a word for kissing popularised by reality TV show Geordie Shore. - Daily Mail

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