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Botched branding, Tibetan titles, and vile, festering, steaming collections of fat and wet wipes? Why, it’s just another Weekly Word Watch on the blog: Animoji This week, Apple unveiled the iPhone X. The new device – whose Roman numeral for 10 commemorates the tenth anniversary of the first iPhone – has lots of bells […]more
This week, we’ve been watching words for hurricane havoc, Hollywood hubbub, and political patter: Catastrophic According to the US National Hurricane Center, hurricane Harvey, which has dumped over 50 inches (127cm) of rain on parts of Houston, Texas, is set to mark the most extreme rain event in US history. As the Center has reported, […]more
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
Welcome to the Weekly Word Watch, another new series hot off the Oxford Dictionaries presses! Each post, we will be rounding up some of the compelling words that grabbed headlines, turned heads, or otherwise buzzed in the news over the past week across the English-speaking world. Whether big or small, everyday or unusual, these words […]more