This week’s WordWatch roundup includes ‘austerity’, ‘SCOTUS’, ‘bigot’, ‘squib’, and ‘grand slam’. The word ‘austerity’ has been a popular lookup due to the recent Greek economic turmoil. This sense of the word refers to ‘difficult economic conditions created by government measures to reduce public expenditure’.
As anyone who has read on will know, Gandalf the Grey has bigger fish to fry (dragons to down, necromancers to neutralize, etc.), when he arrives at Bag End at the start of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, but in Hobbiton it is for his fireworks that the wizard is most fondly remembered. As […]
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