Tag: eco

earth

Earth Day: a world of words

Environmentalism has become something we are all aware of – continuing to work to “cherish our green inheritance”, as the noted naturalist Sir David Attenborough described it – and this is reflected in the changing use of related language. Eco origins For example, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) records a huge number of terms formed […]

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sustainability

Wombling free: what does Wimbledon have in common with the language of sustainability?

Wimbledon – that fortnight of lush green grass, strawberries, and tennis. Mention Wimbledon to a British person above the age of 30 and they are likely to mention something else – Wombles.  For the uninitiated, the Wombles are a group of creatures who live in an underground burrow on Wimbledon Common and who, as the […]

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