Yum cha and other food-related Cantonese terms are now in the Oxford dictionary, attesting to the fact that vocabulary used to describe food culture remains a common area of interest to linguists and language users all over the globe. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Oxford dictionary has accepted ‘add oil’ but think twice before using it in an English exam or a business email

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    Yum cha and other food-related Cantonese terms are now in the Oxford dictionary, attesting to the fact that vocabulary used to describe food culture remains a common area of interest to linguists and language users all over the globe. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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