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On the Weekly Word Watch, its love at first… etymology. Let’s kick things off with the big news about Prince Harry and Megan Markle – or #Harkle, as some our blending the newly engaged super-couple. Engagement Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle sent hearts and social media feeds aflutter when they announced their engagement […]more
In the English-language pantheon of mythical equines, a horse with a single horn is a unicorn (from the Latin for ‘one horn’), and a horse with wings is referred to as Pegasus, from the name of the winged horse of Greek mythology which sprang from the blood of Medusa when Perseus cut off her head. […]more
There has been a spate of unicorn sightings around the offices of Oxford Dictionaries recently. Don’t worry – we haven’t been overdoing it on the glitter and stardust. These unicorns come from the altogether more serious realm of finance. What is a 21st-century unicorn? In the world of big business, a unicorn is a start-up […]more