Tag: UK politics
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We present you another theme in this week’s Word Watch: language in conflict. Do you hear Yanny or Laurel? Is gammon racist or just an insult? If all this quarreling stresses you out, don’t worry, for we’ll bring everyone together in the end. Yanny or Laurel In case you haven’t heard by now, a viral […]more
Casper Grathwohl, our President of Dictionaries, takes us on a personal tour of the Word of the Year selection process, and why he’s particularly hopeful about this year’s choice: Lexicographers have long understood that the words we surround ourselves with can offer an insightful perspective into the societies we live in, and the people we […]more
When Daily Mail columnist Quentin Letts asked Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday evening if she was ‘a bit of a glumbucket’, confusion rippled through the ranks of supporters arrayed behind the prime minister. What exactly is a glumbucket? Could it have something to do with gutbucket, a raw, spirited style of jazz or blues? […]more