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Welcome to the final Weekly Word Watch of the year! Thanks for joining us each week as we monitored the many lexemes and monikers, the numerous neologisms and nonce words that made 2017 a very interesting year. In the wake of youthquake, Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2017, let’s have one last reading of […]more
OED Consultant Editor Henry Hitchings unwraps the lexical history of Christmas with a little help from the Oxford English Dictionary. Read the full article here. The noun Christmas, deriving from the Old English Cristes mæsse (the mass or festival of Christ), took hold only in the early twelfth century. In his book The Seasons, Nick […]more