Today National Wear Red Day is celebrated in the US to raise awareness of heart disease. We’re joining in to show our support – but not by actually donning some red clothes. Instead we’re exploring translations of red in other languages: from Afrikaans to Icelandic, click through our interactive map to trace how to say red around the world.
How many ways can we say ‘thank you’? In English alone, there are plenty. The Oxford English Dictionary first cites the simplest, thanks, in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost in 1598. The OED also treats us to some oldies (gramercy [c. 1330], thank thee , thankee ) and contextualizes some goodies (British colloquialism cheers stumbled out […]
Word of the Day: inculcate - instil (an idea or attitude) by persistent instruction...... oxford.ly/1DUJkPl
ICYMI: Word of the Day: emotive - arousing or able to arouse intense feeling bit.ly/1m1lWEQ
Word of the Day: emotive - arousing or able to arouse intense feeling... oxford.ly/1b5QGEg
ICYMI: Word of the Day: compendious - containing or presenting the essential facts of something... oxford.ly/1yxL3cQ