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Coffee
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Americano to zarf: a list of coffee words

 

To celebrate International Coffee Day, we thought we’d set aside our mugs and cups to take a look at some words every coffee-lover…

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Palabra del día retroflex
Pronunciación: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
adjective
turned backwards

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“When the inventor of the drawing board messed things up, what did he go back to?”

Bob Monkhouse attributed

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Foreign words and musical notes

 

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Plurals of nouns

Most words which have come into English from Italian form their plurals with an -s, as if they were English words. For example, the Italian plural of cappuccino is cappuccini, but when the word is used in English, its plural form is cappuccinos. Here are some more examples...

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