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Yassss kweeen, werq! The three words you’ve just read will either immediately resonate, or sound utterly alien to you. If it’s the latter, you’ll feel as if these words are in another language. And in a way, they are. Translated they mean: yes queen, work! It’s an affirmation of a fellow gay person doing something […]more
One way that language changes is the coinage of terms to describe new versions of existing concepts or inventions, for example the compound electric guitar to differentiate the new invention from the existing type of guitar. However, with electric guitars becoming increasingly widespread, the word guitar no longer unambiguously described one that could be played […]more
As the year is drawing to a close, we have decided to take a look back at the events that shaped the past twelve months – and the words connected to them. Here is the first part of our end-of-year retrospective of the twelve words that defined 2015… satire January On 7 January, two armed […]more