Tag: podium

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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