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David Murdock Column: On Thanksgiving Weekend 2022 (and balancing adult, childlike worlds)

The Gadsden Times 24 Nov 2022
Depending on when y’all read this column, it’s Thanksgiving or Black Friday or Iron Bowl Saturday or the first Sunday of Advent — in short, Thanksgiving Weekend ... The biggest foe of “boy-ish-ness” is “adulting.” That word is a recent addition to the English vocabulary, I thought, until I consulted the Oxford English Dictionary ... .
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Soaps are not ‘woke’ when they include political references – they are relevant

Metro UK 08 Sep 2022
Soaps often make references to the real world (Pictures. ITV/BBC). A few days ago, during a select committee meeting, Tory MP Steve Brine discussed a recent EastEnders scene that referenced Brexit and Coronavirus ... To do this, it’s important to highlight the two main canons of British vocabulary. the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and Urban Dictionary.
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12 niche things only Canadians would know

North Shore News 01 Jul 2022
Here in maple syrup beaver land, we do things differently ... Once upon a time there was Zellers ... This Zellers t-shirt will give you all the Canadian feels.  Ketchup Chips ... Chesterfield  ... This term is not only commonly used in every Canadian's vocabulary, but is also now an official term in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary ... Caesars ... .
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Breast really is best! Babies who get their mother's milk until they are older than ...

The Daily Mail 25 May 2022
Researchers found those breastfed the longest, above the age of one, did best in vocabulary tests at age 14 compared to children who were not breastfed. The study, by experts from Oxford University, said the differences in scores were equivalent to three IQ points ... Duration of breastfeeding was not linked to vocabulary at the age of five.
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Did you know many English words have Greek roots?

Greek City Times 28 Mar 2022
“However, the effect it has had on the European vocabulary, and especially on English, is immense, but unfortunately, it is not systematically recorded and documented.” ... MacDonald, only 600,000 Greek words are used today, making the Greek vocabulary the largest in the world and 3.5 times bigger than the English vocabulary.
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Plan for pupils to learn 1,700 words for language GCSEs gets go-ahead

The Observer 14 Jan 2022
Simon Hyde, the general secretary of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference of independent schools, said his members feared the narrow focus on grammar and vocabulary would put pupils off studying modern foreign languages (MFL) ... But Katrin Kohl, a professor of German at the University of Oxford, said.
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Front Porch: Words of the Year release brings joy to logophiles

The Spokesman-Review 30 Dec 2021
The Oxford English Dictionary selected “Vax” as its 2021 word of the year ... Oxford’s report examined the vocabulary accompanying the word vaccination in nine other languages during its study and came up with an amusing anecdote about regional variations for the word in English.
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‘Vax’ is Oxford’s word of the year

The Times of India 02 Nov 2021
Apologies to jab, shot and “Fauci ouchie.” Oxford Languages’s 2021 Word of the Year is “vax.” That may seem like a no-brainer ... which publishes the Oxford English Dictionary ... For the first time, Oxford’s report looks at the vocabulary of vaccination in nine other languages.
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Oxford English Dictionary Chooses 'Vax' as 2021 Word of Year

Urdu Point 01 Nov 2021
The word vax has been chosen as Word of Year in 2021, after the frequency of its usage increased 72 times since the beginning of the year, compared to the same time in 2020, Oxford Languages said on Monday ... year, compared to the same time in 2020, Oxford Languages said on Monday.
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‘Vax’ chosen as word of the year by OED firm

Taipei Times 01 Nov 2021
Oxford Languages also tracked the rise and fall of vaccine vocabulary, from the usage of “vaccine distribution” in December last year to “vaccine rollout” and “vaccine passport” becoming common parlance by mid-March this year ... a worldwide surge in vaccine-related vocabulary.”.
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‘Vax’ named the word of the year by Oxford English Dictionary

New York Post 01 Nov 2021
oxford english dictionary. Oxford English Dictionary gets ‘K-update,’ adds over 20 new words. Oxford English Dictionary couldn’t pick just one ‘word of the year’ for 2020. Nigeria adds its own spin to Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford Dictionaries says this is the word of the year.
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Oxford reveals its 2021 Word of the Year. And it’s not ‘jab’ or ‘shot’

The Irish Times 01 Nov 2021
Apologies to “jab” and “shot”, but Oxford Languages’ 2021 Word of the Year is “vax” ... “The word vax, more than any other, has injected itself into the bloodstream of the English language in 2021,” Oxford says in a pun-filled press release ... For the first time, Oxford’s report looks at the vocabulary of vaccination in nine other languages.
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‘Vax’ chosen as word of the year by Oxford English Dictionary firm

The Observer 31 Oct 2021
Oxford Languages also tracked the rise and fall of vaccine vocabulary, from the usage of “vaccine distribution” in December 2020 to “vaccine rollout” and “vaccine passport” becoming common parlance by mid-March this year ... tracked a worldwide surge in vaccine-related vocabulary.”.
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New terms in Oxford English Dictionary as language of climate crisis takes hold

AOL 21 Oct 2021
The update comes after the OED, produced by Oxford Languages, part of Oxford University Press, started a project early in 2021 to broaden and review its coverage of vocabulary related to climate change and sustainability ... .

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