The world’s first dictionary has a new entry for ‘snoopy’ and Snoop has a response.
The word was created by a group of students from the London School of Economics and Political Science, who took a look at how the word was pronounced in different languages and decided that ‘sneaky’ is better than ‘sloopy’.
The dictionary’s first entry, ‘Snoop’s Dictionary of Snooty-Pee-Kee-Dee’, reads:The dictionary says the pronunciation is ‘Snoepp-eek-y’.
“We’re trying to do something that isn’t only useful for a dictionary but useful for the wider English language,” said Dr Jodie Wigglesworth from the school.
“The more we know about how other people pronounce this word, the more we’ll be able to help other people.”
In the end, we hope that the pronunciation will be less weird than it is now.
“Snoopy has been popular in pop culture, but the dictionary’s creation came from a real person who uses it as a personal pronoun.
The dictionary is being used in schools across the UK.
The new entry will also be available to download in a special app.”
It’s not like we are going to invent the language for everyone, but it’s a really useful resource for those who want to make their own words and put them into the language,” Dr Wiggins said.”
This is the first time that we’ve done this, so we’ve had to get the word out there a bit.
“And we think it will be quite useful for people who want some kind of a pronunciation guide.”