The Oxford English Dictionary appears prepared to reverse the polarity of the neutron circulation with a statement inviting the term “sonic screwdriver” from “Physician Who” into its main lexicon.
The OED provides this meaning: “sonic screwdriver n.primarily Sci-fia (hand-held) electronic gadget which utilizes acoustic waves to carry out different mechanical and technical function.” Obviously, 12 th Physician Peter Capaldi’s sonic sunglasses didn’t make it.
Saturday’s OED statement keeps in mind how the sonic screwdriver has actually pertained to symbolize “a kind of supreme tool of the future.”
” Sonic screwdriver” will sign up with the brand-new edition of the OED when the edition’s launched this June. The Physician’s dependable tool will not be alone inside the famous dictionary. It will join its associated sci-fi brethren “Tardis,” “Dalek” and “cyberman.”