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Word of the month: conniptions

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If some smart Alec repeatedly drops words into conversations you don’t understand, purely to show off the diameter of their planet-sized brain, you might justifiably suffer a fit of ‘conniptions’...

Word of the month: slumgullion

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What a satisfying, visual word 'slumgullion' is, evocative perhaps of the rat-infested bowels of a ship, or an unpleasant condition of the lower intestine...

Word of the Month

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‘Bowdlerise’ is awfully good fun to wrap your tongue around, although it brings to mind something violent and wrenching...

Word of the Month

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Our latest Word of the Month candidate is one of the most mistreated and maligned words in English – and you could argue that its frequent out-of-context use is slightly ironic.