Tag: on the radar
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The term manel, used to refer to an all-male panel of speakers, has recently emerged to join the ranks of the ever growing lexicon of words that are formed by blending the word man with an existing word. While slightly older examples of such terms like mankini, a typically revealing bathing suit for men, or […]more
It’s been a little over a year since Twitter user Pixelated Boat innocently posted a joke about the ephemeral and fickle nature of Internet fame, but the story of Milkshake Duck has now been retweeted over 10,000 times and spawned an entry in Urban Dictionary. And it’s a term that is on our radar, as […]more
With Theresa May announcing that a cap would be imposed on costs paid by those needing social care under a policy outlined in last Thursday’s Conservative Party manifesto, and widely described since as a ‘dementia tax’, we decided to take a brief look at the earlier evidence for the use of this relatively new phrase. […]more
With the UK’s general election now just under three weeks’ away, we’ve seen a rise in linguistic creativity in the world of politics. In the last week alone, there has been a flurry of neologisms and extended uses in the news, but how many of those terms will make it into our dictionaries? Here is […]more
“Comey has the receipts!” This phrase has been gleefully proclaimed across social media, in response to the news that the former FBI Director James Comey has a memo proving that President Trump asked him to end the investigation into Michael Flynn. But how and when did ‘receipts’ come to mean ‘proof’? The word ‘receipt’ dates […]more