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This week, our word radar pinged a number of newer words notable not for their outright novelty, but because they appear to be showing some staying power. Nonce words and neologisms are always interesting, but it’s also exciting to observe words when they begin take hold in the language through meaningful use and widespread contexts. […]more
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
What’s the moon ever done for us? Well, besides giving us tides, the Islamic calendar, and a reason to celebrate 1969, it’s also influenced quite a lot of the English language. In this blog post, I’ll take a look at various sayings and moon-related words. But, to settle us in, let’s take a quick look […]more