One of the most-discussed news stories in the US during 2014 has been the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on 9 August 2014. The shooting immediately became a key issue in the national discussion on issues of race and inequality. On 24 November 2014, the county grand jury decided not to indict Wilson for the shooting, sparking a wave of protests and civil unrest across the country.
An altercation between a politician and some policemen featured heavily in the UK press this week and prompted thousands of extra hits on the Oxford Dictionaries definition of ‘pleb’: Plebeian first appeared in English in 1533 with reference to Roman history, meaning ‘a Roman commoner’, or ‘a member of the plebs’. The plebs were the […]
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Word of the Day: muliebrity - womanly qualities; womanliness... oxford.ly/1xkkYxr