This week’s WordWatch roundup includes ‘austerity’, ‘SCOTUS’, ‘bigot’, ‘squib’, and ‘grand slam’. The word ‘austerity’ has been a popular lookup due to the recent Greek economic turmoil. This sense of the word refers to ‘difficult economic conditions created by government measures to reduce public expenditure’.
While many people in the Northern Hemisphere are mourning the end of summer, to a certain set of folks in America and around the globe, this is the most wonderful time of the year – time for the U.S. Open! The fourth and final Grand Slam tennis tournament to occur in a calendar year, it […]
Word of the Day: clade - a group of organisms with a common ancestor…... ow.ly/8JXZPL
Word of the Day: haplography - the inadvertent omission of a repeated letter…... ow.ly/8JWnc4