Appeals news: results from WWI Appeals

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Evidence submitted from the WWI-related Appeals has now been incorporated in the latest OED update. Nine of the twelve requests yielded results which helped us to update the corresponding OED entries, including shell shock, conchie, demob, jusqu’auboutiste, and Zepps in a cloud. The Appeals pages have now been updated with results.

Two words, camouflage and skive, which were previously thought to have entered English during the period of the First World War, have now been traced back to the nineteenth century. Those results are discussed in more detail in a post on the OxfordWords blog.

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