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Beware of basorexia this February

2016-01-25T17:25:14+00:00 News, Word of the month|

Be very careful. It’s the month of St Valentine and soppy cards, so you could easily be afflicted by this condition. You see, ‘basorexia’ is a sudden urge to kiss someone. And we’re grateful to emotions expert Tiffany Watt Smith for bringing us the word and its definition in her new encyclopaedia, The Book of Human Emotions. In [...]

My word! ‘Twerk’ makes it into the OED

2015-08-10T21:20:36+00:00 Word of the month|

It’s official. ‘Twerk’ is one of the new words to be added to the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary – one of the world’s most revered reference works. Those among us who live fairly sheltered lives might wonder what it means. Could it be what a Yorkshireman says to his partner on leaving [...]