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It’s time for our second Weekly Word Watch. This week, the news served up words dealing with everything from cell-phone biscuits to pop-star PR. Hashtag Twitter’s trendsetter, the hashtag, turned 10 years old on Wednesday 23rd August. Tech advocate Chris Messina originally proposed the hash sign, #, for organizing groups on Twitter in August 2007, […]more
Americans and Brits. There are some things that we have different words for (zucchini vs courgette, stroller vs pram), and some words we use for different things (always make sure you’ve agreed on a common meaning of pants before you broach the topic). Some words we spell differently – the pesky ‘u’ to remember to […]more