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Like Donald Trump, we received the briefing – DO NOT CONGRATULATE – but we just couldn’t resist. Well done, Waitrose. Your avocado-shaped chocolate Easter eggs are flying off the shelves. Yet your real accomplishment was resisting the urge to market the candy as a chococado, avochocolate, or some other blended concoction. The question remains, though, […]more
Casper Grathwohl, our President of Dictionaries, takes us on a personal tour of the Word of the Year selection process, and why he’s particularly hopeful about this year’s choice: Lexicographers have long understood that the words we surround ourselves with can offer an insightful perspective into the societies we live in, and the people we […]more
Reporting on a recent protest that took place at a Trump-owned golf course, the New York Times wrote of ‘self-proclaimed “kayaktivists”’ who took to the waters around the course with banners and placards. “Kayaktivist” is a portmanteau word – a combination, of course, between ‘kayak’ (a type of canoe) and ‘activist’ (someone who ‘advocates or […]more