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We’ve got a hearty serving of words this week, generously topped with mayonnaise, mispronunciations, and M-words. Let’s dig in. Muggle off The new series of ITV2’s smash reality hit Love Island is back on air. Some of us (hate-)watch for the programme’s sexy sensationalism. Others – like us word nerds at Oxford Dictionaries, monitor the […]more
Experts confirmed this week the discovery of the world’s oldest message in a bottle, cast from a German ship in 1886 and washed up in Western Australia earlier this year. Its message? Inclusion rider, bronze ceiling, and Kimoji. Sadly, not. The note included information about who wrote it and where it was thrown overboard, all […]more
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