A little bit of pixie dust: five of Disney’s contributions to the English language

When we ruminate on the enormous effect all things Disney have had on popular culture from the early 20th century onwards (think ‘Steamboat Willie’ to the upcoming Star Wars films), we might call to mind hundreds of animated movies, several enormous theme parks, thousands of toys, and dozens of familiar characters—not to mention one ubiquitous cartoon mouse—recognized across the globe.

But what about Disney’s influence on the English language?

Here are five words with direct ties to Walt Disney, his company, and his creations. Starting with the word you’re probably thinking of first…

More >> http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2013/05/disney/

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