Tag: National Poetry Day
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In this second blog post of the Free the Word series, OED associate editor Eleanor Maier explores Birmingham’s chosen word, which will be the subject of a poem by Liz Berry. bobowler n. a large moth. Continuing with the creepy-crawly theme, the chosen word for Birmingham is ‘bobowler’ (also spelled ‘bobhowler’) which refers to a […]more
In this first blog post of the Free the Word series, OED associate editor Eleanor Maier explores Berkshire’s chosen word, which will be the subject of a poem by Hollie McNish. cheeselog n. a woodlouse. At the heart of this year’s National Poetry Day has been the nationwide appeal for distinctive regional words and phrases. […]more
National Poetry Day 2017 takes place on the 28th of September, and for the occasion the BBC, working with the Forward Arts Foundation, will commission 12 local poets across England to each write a poem based on a distinctive local expression. The chosen expressions will be taken from words that have been suggested by listeners […]more