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In this first blog post of the Free the Word series, OED associate editor Eleanor Maier explores Berkshire’s chosen word, which will be the subject of a poem by Hollie McNish. cheeselog n. a woodlouse. At the heart of this year’s National Poetry Day has been the nationwide appeal for distinctive regional words and phrases. […]more
You’re probably familiar with the woodlouse, but (unless they happen to be your field of study), you probably haven’t given them a great deal of thought lately. The more biologically-minded among you may throw around the Latin term isopoda for the order, and oniscus or armadillidium for the two common varieties, but to most of […]more