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Can -core survive normcore?

 

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Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
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used to address an English nobleman

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Remembering the language of Seamus Heaney

 

When Seamus Heaney’s death was announced last year the prevailing mood was one of sadness; a feeling that the world had not…

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A bibliographic mystery: can you find a copy of Mathematick Rules?

 

From time to time, we like to ask your help with some Oxford English Dictionary (OED) research – the OED has been crowdsourcing…