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A little game I like to play when seeking inspiration, respite, the meaning of life etc, is to go into the Macmillan Dictionary and start slowly typing in random letters. The dictionary throws up search suggestions and I look down these lists until I find an interesting or unusual (or rude!) word, then I Google it. You wouldn’t believe the results that can come up! I typed ‘m’ and ‘i’ into the dictionary search box and got miasma – an unpleasant cloud or atmosphere. When I Googled the word I got some fascinating definitions, from disease theory to death metal music. So, if there are any definitions of words that you think are crying out to be in the dictionary, let us know in the Comments below, or get over to the Open Dictionary!

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Beth Penfold

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