Oxford English Dictionary editor 'secretly rewrote entries'

Oxford dictionaries. Photo: Edmond So

An eminent former editor of the Oxford English Dictionary covertly deleted thousands of words because of their foreign origins and bizarrely blamed previous editors, according to claims in a book published this week.

Wednesday, 28 November, 2012, 5:17am


Pat McGrath's playful look for miu miu featured false lashes, pop art-inspired paillettes and plenty of colour.


The eyes are perhaps the only part of the face where make-up artists can really go crazy with colour, texture and embellishment. And that's just what they did this season, from the pop art-inspired paillettes at Miu Miu to the peacock-shaded lids at Prabal Gurung.

27 Sep 2012 - 12:44am

How bears are treated is a disgrace

Many Chinese people believe in the medicinal properties of bear bile. It is believed to cure a variety of ailments. Although there is little scientific evidence to back up such claims, some companies exaggerate the benefits of bear bile to make a profit.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Statement by the Editor-in-Chief

Dear team,

I am five months into my role as Editor-in-Chief and today I face a situation where my leadership and our newspaper's integrity have been called into question.

This matter should have been resolved in a much more constructive way. However, it gives me an opportunity to state where I stand as editor in a city where we hold press freedom dear.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dishonest testing is unfair

According to the article 'Pressure on teachers to 'rig exam scores'' (SCMP, May 7), some teachers at the Vocational Training Council try to rig exam scores and give test tips to students. Their aim is to boost overall pass rates as their contracts depend on students' success.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Way of the dragon

The Year of the Dragon holds special meaning across Asia and, as we approach the halfway mark, this issue of FACES is dedicated to the region's approach to beauty and the ways it's driving trends in everything from scents to skincare.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Messages for all mums

Young Post readers and members of our Junior Reporters' Club have been sending oodles of messages for Mother's Day. There are so many, in fact, that we have had to make special arrangements. A collection of the best readers' messages will be published on the cover of Sunday Young Post, this Sunday!

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Give a big thank you to mum

One of the many great reasons I want to celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday is to show my mother how significant she is in my life.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

The need for resisting temptations

Giving in to temptation could lead to serious problems, especially for teenagers. Computer games, cigarettes, alcohol and drugs can be traps that suck teens in and get them addicted.

Often peer pressure is to blame. In order to be accepted, teens may take up bad and dangerous habits.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Listen and fall in love with music

In Hong Kong, few people are interested in classical music. This is mainly because they don't know much about it.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

It's a beautiful life

I totally agree with the writer of the letter 'Take time to see the good things in life' (Young Post, February 28). Some simple things in life have become a lost art. People are too busy to receive or give love. They are missing so many beautiful things - and sometimes I miss them, too.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

No As without the Zzzzs

There is a growing problem of students going to bed late. Nowadays, students are very busy, with many taking extra lessons plus doing their homework, and preparing for exams. There's just not enough time to do all this in one day. So, a lot of students find themselves still working at midnight.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The point is to keep on walking

One Saturday I went hiking with my friend, Amy. We wanted to start from Central and go up to the Peak. We didn't bring a map, and we didn't know the way. So we just decided to follow the tram track. Soon we realised we had picked a really difficult path. Though we were exhausted, we didn't give up. We kept walking and walking. Finally, we arrived at The Peak.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Stop focusing on your looks

There is a very worrying new trend. Young girls post their pictures on YouTube and ask people to comment on their appearance. I find it difficult to understand why people attach so much importance to their looks rather than to their personality. It is so stupid.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Natural Beauty

As winter turns to spring and life blooms once again around us, it's hard to ignore the beauty that is our natural world.

So for this issue of FACES, we celebrate Mother Nature's gifts in all their radiant glory. We look at the trend in luxury organic skincare, as natural products become increasingly sophisticated and technologically advanced.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am