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Give thanks… for Native American loanwords!

 

Since I've only been in the US a year and a half, so far I've only experienced one Thanksgiving - but I must say that given…

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Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure

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Video: what is the origin of ‘posh’?

 

Posh means ‘elegant or stylishly luxurious’, but what is the origin of the word; does it stand for ‘port out, starboard home’?…