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The Top 9 Soon-To-Be Extinct Words of 2017

Posted on May 26 2017 640px-CalvaryCemeteryQueens_edit

A few weeks ago, we wrote about words that have been added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary for 2017 and what made those words worthy to be included into the official lexicon of our language. While looking at the new words, we also came across words that have been deleted in 2017, and the reasons why. As intriguing(…)

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Reading Between Lines: The Meaning of Trump’s Trumpisms

Posted on May 22 2017 Photo_1

Please note that this is an article about language and was NOT written to criticize, incite, or imply any political message. It is merely observational and meant for general interest.  Currently, it’s near on impossible to get through a single news program without even the slightest mention of Donald Trump in some way or another. Every(…)

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The Most Hated Words in English

Posted on May 16 2017 512px-Ruído_Noise_041113GFDL

Is there a word that prickles your skin, raises the short hairs on the back of your neck, or just in general makes you feel sick? Did you even know about this phenomenon? That a simple word with no political or hateful connotations can make normal person uncomfortable. Well, it’s a thing, and it seems(…)

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5 Tips for Picking Up a Language Again After a Long Break

Posted on May 08 2017 photo1 (1)

Taking a break from learning a new language can be healthy, but sometimes a short two-week break can turn into months, then years, and before you know it you’ve forgotten nearly everything you learned in the first place. Maybe you set aside that language so you could focus on another, or you got too busy,(…)

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Giving Life to Language: How New Words Are Created

Posted on May 01 2017 dictionary-1619740_640

Not yet halfway through the year and already Webster’s has added a 1,000 new words to their dictionary. Though the old man Noah Webster himself might have been stymied by words like humblebrag, photobomb and listicle, the lexicographers at Merriam-Webster are encouraging the unstoppable language revolution. It’s true that none of these words are necessarily(…)

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