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In this Weekly Word Watch, we travel the world looking for common ground only to be stymied by some not-so-shared understandings – of words. Denuclearization At a historic summit in Singapore this week, US President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un signed a joint declaration in which Kim committed ‘to work toward […]more
In mathematics, a singularity is a point at which things stop following the rules. Ray Kurzweil, author and futurist, describes his version of ‘The Singularity’ as the point at which humans transcend our biology, breaking free of the limitations of our physical shells. It’s a significant moment, a tipping point. In parenting, there is also […]more
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular words relating to football… The football corpus These word clouds show terms taken from a football-focused sub-corpus of the Oxford English Corpus, which looks at the most common words used in reporting and other journalism about football. We’ve chosen to look particularly at words with […]more
The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language – a phrase commonly attributed to George Bernard Shaw sometime in the 1940s, although apparently not to be found in any of his published works. Perhaps another way of looking at it is to say that they are two countries separated […]more
Regardless of heat or sunshine, the Great British Summer has now truly arrived. If you’re outdoors playing sports, or indoors watching them, here are a few of our game, set, or match-related blog posts to keep you full of fun facts. Anyone for tennis? Whether you were on team Murray or team Federer, this has […]more