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As a runner in New York City, I feel it’s an understatement to say that running in the city doesn’t always produce the desired scenic vista. Try pretending you’re alone while executing intricate dodging maneuvers to avoid the thousands of people swarming unpredictably around you, choosing between filling your lungs with car exhaust on the […]more
As the year draws to a close, there is only one event on everyone’s minds here at Oxford Dictionaries HQ – and it ain’t Christmas. The announcement of our Word of the Year 2017 got us thinking about the highs and lows of the lexical year. Have you ever wondered which words are looked up […]more
Post-truth is the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016, but the shortlist has a wide range of words which have had an impact on 2016, for better or worse. Alongside glass cliff, woke, and alt-right, the following words also reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the past twelve months. hygge, n. [mass noun] […]more