Archive for January, 2016

  • Your new favourite slang

    Posted by on January 11, 2016

    When people peeve about words they hate, the same kinds of words crop up repeatedly, such as business jargon, colloquialisms, and slang. Young people are often the main creators and distributors of these new words and phrases. They may use them to signal group identity, as John E. McIntyre writes, or to express themselves or […]

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  • Language and words in the news – 8th January, 2016

    Posted by on January 08, 2016

    This post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular. Feel free to contact us if you would like to submit a link […]

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  • Language tip of the week: talk

    Posted by on January 06, 2016

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items. This week’s tip looks […]

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  • Open Dictionary Word of the Month: foodfie

    Posted by on January 04, 2016

    156 new entries were accepted into the Open Dictionary in November, a considerable increase on October, which itself saw an increase on the previous month’s figure. Overall submissions were down, which is good news since it means that a higher proportion of the entries submitted met the criteria for publication. Many of November’s words shed […]

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