Sonic Screwdriver Will be Added to Oxford English Dictionary

News broke rather surprisingly recently that something unexpected would be happening soon. Something that could change the course of history in this country forever! No, not a General Election, but the inclusion of “sonic screwdriver” in the Oxford English Dictionary.

The Doctor’s trusty magic wand will join other Who words in the dictionary – TARDIS, Dalek and Cyberman – when the entry for “sonic” is updated. We can even see a sneak preview of how it will look in the dictionary…

There’s only one question remaining – why did it take so long to enter the dictionary??? It’s been part of our pop culture for nearly 50 years, having first appeared in 1968 and taken on many forms over the years. One thing I am certain of, though, is that we won’t be seeing the sonic shades added to the dictionary!