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10 Russian words to help you enjoy the Winter Olympics

Les Jeux olympiques d’hiver, Olympische Winterspiele, Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno – regardless of your first language or geographical location, you’ve probably struggled to escape news of this year’s Winter Olympics. The XXII Olympic Games open on 7 February in Sochi (Сочи), Russia, and promise to deliver two weeks of nail-biting sporting action. In honour of […]

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Meddle or medal

Meddling with nouns: who’s medalling now?

Back in 2012, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) saw a massive spike in searches for the verb ‘medal’.  Searches for ‘medal’ on our OxfordDictionaries.com also increased dramatically at the end of July and remained high for two weeks. The reason? The 2012 Summer Olympics, of course!   The verbs medal and podium attracted a lot of scrutiny, although neither word […]

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