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From mic drops to manspreading: an Oxford Dictionaries update

NBD, but are you ready to fangirl over our dictionary update? Abso-bloody-lutely. We’ve got some awesomesauce new words – no, rly – that will inform and entertain whether you’re hangry or it’s already wine o’clock. Mic drop. Mic drops, awesomesauce, manspreading, and more Let’s pick that mic up again and check out some of the […]

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“Si jeunesse savait; si vieillesse pouvait. If youth knew; if age could.” - Henri Estienne  (1531–1598)

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12 ways to call someone a fool

Do you have a foolish person in your life? Have you been searching for the perfect word to capture their sheer folly? Look no further than our list here; we have compiled some of the best words out there to describe your daft acquaintance. 1. dunce Poor John Duns Scotus … The followers of Scottish theologian […]

"Less is more." - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886 - 1969)