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Beware of basorexia this February

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 [...]

Words – they just keep on comin’

General musings|

Greedy things, dictionaries. No matter how many words you stuff them with, they’re always hungry for more...