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Category Archives: Word reference
Word of the year 2022
This article, originally published on 26 November, was updated several times in the following weeks as remaining results were announced. The results for English word of the year 2022 are starting to come in. In some cases you can take … Continue reading
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How climate change is impacting language globally
Are you currently experiencing solastalgia and perhaps a little morbique? It would be more than understandable if you are, even if you may be perplexed by the vocabulary that is currently emerging in relation to climate change. Solastalgia is a … Continue reading
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Is language in decline?
Recently a student told me that he did not know the expressions agua de borrajas and vísteme despacio, que tengo prisa. Or maybe he had heard them but didn’t know what they meant. He went on to say that “desgraciadamente … Continue reading
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NFT, vax, perseverance, strollout, vaccine
What do these words have in common? They are the English words of the year 2021, as chosen by lexicographers and users of various eminent anglosphere dictionaries. NFT NFT is the Collins Dictionary word of the year 2021. NFT, the … Continue reading
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Leaning into the new academic year
Do you use the expression “lean in[to] [something]”? Do you know what it means? I have noticed this expression become more common in English over the past few years. I find this intriguing since the creation of a new phrasal … Continue reading
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