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9h Ago
'Philtrum' refers to the vertical groove between the bottom of the nose and the upper lip. Interestingly, the Latin word initially meant ‘love-potion’ or ‘love-charm’, & only started being used in English for the body part in the 17th century. https://t.co/S0LaDa65TP
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11h Ago
Rather aptly, there are MANY wonderful words to describe someone who tends to think that silence is anything but golden. https://t.co/iI8H4mPu56
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14h Ago
@LastGrlStanding We keep our online dictionary of English as up-to-date as possible, reflecting language as it is used & how it evolves over time. Sadly, print dictionaries just cannot keep up at the same pace! We have passed this to the relevant team to ensure future editions are updated.
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14h Ago
@LastGrlStanding Hello. thanks for your message, and apologies for the delayed response. Unfortunately this print dictionary is seemingly not up-to-date with our current definition of 'dumb', which is labelled both 'dated' and 'offensive'. https://t.co/pUf9zcfAFR
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14h Ago
⚠️ 'Hazard' is a well-travelled word. Find out more about its origin in our short video. https://t.co/iNfUaCjUbj
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15h Ago
RT @JennyLewinJones: Outlander is boosting a renaissance of the Scots language, writes Dr Irene Watt of @ei_folklore https://t.co/p7P3SFBq…
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18h Ago
Word of the Day: yahrzeit - (among Jews) the anniversary of someone's death, especially a parent's. https://t.co/TQf0LFEDKU https://t.co/C3KNq8evnw
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1d Ago
Words invented for existing concepts to distinguish them from something new are known as 'retronyms'. https://t.co/jJauKhq6kf
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1d Ago
Was William Shakespeare a foodie? Sara Krolewski takes a look at some of the Bard's eatable expressions: 'salad days', 'in a pickle', and 'the world is your oyster'. https://t.co/XcoPb4hipw
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1d Ago
RT @TSJPhillips: #ArethaFranklin’s #Respect has played a lot the last few days & it’s reminded me of a question I’ve long had. What fills t…
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1d Ago
RT @mashedradish: It's been a full year of my #WeeklyWordWatch for @OxfordWords! We highlighted nearly 240 terms, and themes include identi…
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1d Ago
Word of the Day: quintile https://t.co/2kl2T0YVc0 https://t.co/cqMdw0jGAC
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2d Ago
Word of the Day: socko https://t.co/TfRmlLTPB7 https://t.co/jaoc777CGo
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3d Ago
Word of the Day: plantigrade https://t.co/imRRuy2wsJ https://t.co/J3OSteXan6
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4d Ago
It's been a whole year of the #WeeklyWordWatch! Here's @mashedradish's latest lexical offering, including @amandalitman's 'identity condiments', @ArwaM's 'woke-washing', and a tactless choice of words from an Australian senator: https://t.co/Lt1dMOiG3D
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4d Ago
Lourdes De Rioja on the difference between translation and interpreting: https://t.co/JQJ1IuMbmw
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4d Ago
Drop some of these animal idioms and expressions into your conversation and you'll sound like you've been speaking British English for donkey's years. https://t.co/gwmAI62BAR
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4d Ago
RT @mashedradish: We featured 'hothouse' in our last #WeeklyWordWatch on the @OxfordWords blog: https://t.co/OE6pwTqp4O https://t.co/6KDu7X…
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4d Ago
Word of the Day: scrimshaw https://t.co/rJcHlRnaVO https://t.co/J33NstS6Qm
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5d Ago
RT @OxfordWords: @Madonna features in this list of artists and bands who are immortalized in the pages of the @OED! Happy birthday Madge #M…
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