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 […]
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ICYMI: Word of the Day: luxe - expensive and of high quality; luxurious oxford.ly/1Bczt6j
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