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Dumpster Fire, Brexit, Fake News: Why Are There So Many Words of the Year?

Dumpster Fire, Brexit, Fake News: Why Are There So Many Words of the Year? | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
It’s rare to coin a word or phrase that gains immediate, widespread use. So whatever you think of her shameless flackery and see-through doublespeak,
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Optimism chic – the look of 2017

Optimism chic – the look of 2017 | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Positive thinking is in fashion. From rainbow stripes to sunflower prints, here’s what to wear to spread the cheer
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Fashion Terms Decoded

Fashion Terms Decoded | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
And we’re off! It’s officially the start of New York Fashion Week, which means you’ll be hearing some (likely) unfamilia
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Sweden adds 43 new words to its language

Sweden adds 43 new words to its language | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
The word experts at the Swedish Language Council have revealed their annual list of new words making it into the Swedish language this year – showing what Swedes were talking about in 2016.
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How Well Do You Know the Language of Startups?

How Well Do You Know the Language of Startups? | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
From pebcak to pufferfish, entrepreneurs throw around lots of jargon. Take our quiz and see how well you know it.
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The Language of Nasty Women (And Other Gendered Insults)

The Language of Nasty Women (And Other Gendered Insults) | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Is it true that "nasty" is more likely to be applied to describe women than men?
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Here are Collins Dictionary’s top 10 words of the year

Here are Collins Dictionary’s top 10 words of the year | Worder Woman | Scoop.it

As 2016 draws to a close, the Collins Dictionary have released their top 10 ‘words of the year’ with ‘Brexit’ coming in at first place

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Brexit named word of the year, ahead of Trumpism and hygge

Brexit named word of the year, ahead of Trumpism and hygge | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
After seeing an ‘unprecedented surge’ in use, the term is said by lexicographers to be ‘politics’s most important contribution to the language for 40 years’
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Emoji quiz: Can you identify these classic children’s books? 

Emoji quiz: Can you identify these classic children’s books?  | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
How well do you read emoji?
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Euphemisms are like underwear – best changed frequently – John McWhorter | Aeon Essays

Euphemisms are like underwear: best changed frequently. What work are they doing in our language and why do they expire?
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The smell of rain: how a new word has been invented

The smell of rain: how a new word has been invented | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Are you one of those people who can smell when the rain is coming? Ever wondered then what you're actually smelling?
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What communicating only in emoji taught me about language in the digital age

What communicating only in emoji taught me about language in the digital age | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
To inform my mother that I had spaghetti for dinner last night, I texted her: ������ “You had noodles and a croissant :-)?” was her reply. My experiment of communicating only in emojis for 24 hours seemed to be getting off to bit of a rocky start.
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Italian is under assault from rising number of Anglicisms, sloppy use of verbs and shrinking vocabulary, guardians of the language warn

Italian is under assault from rising number of Anglicisms, sloppy use of verbs and shrinking vocabulary, guardians of the language warn | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
The Italian language is under assault from a growing tide of English words, the abandoning of verb tenses and a shrinking vocabulary, and could be driven to extinction altogether, the head of the country’s most illustrious language institute has warned.
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12 Bits of Fashion Slang You Didn't Know Existed

12 Bits of Fashion Slang You Didn't Know Existed | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
You know what jorts, normcore, and snoods are, but this is the latest batch of nonsensical fashion jargon.
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These 12 Fashion Terms Are About to Trend All the Way Through 2017

Being a fashion girl is hard work. We keep up with all the latest trends, decide whether or not they're for us — or perhaps if we wish to work them in
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How language evolves right under our noses

How language evolves right under our noses | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.
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Slang: the changing face of cool

Slang: the changing face of cool | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Slang has always evolved one step ahead of the mainstream. But how is it changing in the digital age, when a ‘wrong’ word so easily offends?
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‘Post-Truth’ Defeats ‘Alt-Right’ as Oxford’s Word of the Year

‘Post-Truth’ Defeats ‘Alt-Right’ as Oxford’s Word of the Year | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
The politically charged shortlist for Oxford Dictionaries’ international word of the year also included “Brexiteer,” “glass cliff” and “woke.”
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US election glossary: A-Z guide to political jargon - BBC News

US election glossary: A-Z guide to political jargon - BBC News | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Use our A-Z guide to find out more about some of the well-used but often misunderstood terms in US politics.
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Brexit, Trumpism named words of the year

Brexit, Trumpism named words of the year | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Britain's voters aren't the only ones backing Brexit. The term -- a fixture in headlines around the world throughout 2016 -- has been named Word of the Year.
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Why Millennials Swipe Right On ‘Swiping’

Why Millennials Swipe Right On ‘Swiping’ | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
Ben Zimmer on how the popular Tinder dating app has affected other apps, millennial conversations and a new TV series.
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Portmanteau & Compound Words: Ways to Plug Gaps in a Language

Portmanteau & Compound Words: Ways to Plug Gaps in a Language | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
A portmanteau is a linguistic blend that occurs when the sounds, spellings and meanings of two words are combined to make a new one.
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New words – 5 September 2016

New words – 5 September 2016 | Worder Woman | Scoop.it
grip-lit noun a genre of novel that has an exciting psychological storyline The Bookseller magazine remembers otherwise.
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