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Once, portmanteaus combined a relatively straightforward matrimony of two words – and while I’m not a huge fan of them, they weren’t half as daft as some of them are today. Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre, I’m looking at you: your ‘Land of Shopportunity’ slogan from a few years back… No, just no. Brunch (breakfast and […]more
The latest update of the Oxford English Dictionary includes more than 1,100 new entries, phrases, and senses from around the alphabet, including a selection of new entries relating to the language of modern parenting. Our Head of US Dictionaries, Katherine Connor Martin, takes a closer look at some of the highlights below. Mansplain Just a […]more
On the Weekly Word Watch, its love at first… etymology. Let’s kick things off with the big news about Prince Harry and Megan Markle – or #Harkle, as some our blending the newly engaged super-couple. Engagement Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle sent hearts and social media feeds aflutter when they announced their engagement […]more