Adorkable, fatberg and Gaybourhood: Twitter slang words which could feature in latest edition of Collins English Dictionary
and this is a fun way to get Twitter users involved in defining the English language.' Collins has been publishing the dictionary since 1819 and is the largest single volume dictionary in print, with the words it contains sourced from the Collins Corpus ...
Lexicon Valley: The History, Future, and Reclamation of the Word Faggot
The word faggot has been experiencing a kind of renaissance recently, with athletes like Kobe Bryant wielding it in anger, the director Brett Ratner using it in jest, and the comedian Louis C.K. defending ... of “The Other F-Word.”
A Collection Of Curious Words From The Welsh Language
CORGI is a Welsh word which other languages like English have ... result from the ‘f’, which should be a ‘v’ sound. Pronounce it ‘sul-vine’. You may wonder why so many Welsh surnames begin with ‘P’ and ‘B’, as in the name of the actor ...
AFTER 5,000 YEARS, A DICTIONARY OF SUMERIAN
Indeed, among the few words in English derived ... will be one of the shortest and will have 380 entries beginning with the letter B. The original cuneiform is being transliterated into Roman letters. ''A'' may require three volumes, and ''D,'' ''G ...
Once Upon a Word
b. What motivated Mr. Cassidy to write “How the Irish Invented Slang”? c. Based on the context, what do you think the word “etymological” means? Explain your answer. d. What do ... your answer. e. How do you define slang? Why? f.