Tuesday, 28th July 2015

by Joshua Gaskell

Unobsolete: an occasional column devoted to tracking social and lexical change with reference to words, phrases and definitions in the OED that are labelled ‘Obs.’ but are now unobsolescing: in universe disappears from OED current usage as, ‘universally; so as to include or apply to all. Obs.’, and reappears in Wiktionary as,

Referring to a perspective or view from the context of a fictional world, in contrast to a perspective from the real world.