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America’s War on Language

 

2014 marks the centennial of World War I, time to take a closer look at one of its offshoots, America's little-known War…

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Word of the day impudicity
Pronunciation: ˌɪmpjʊˈdɪsɪti
noun
lack of modesty

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From chavel to mumble: 10 unusual synonyms for ‘chew’

 

Do you manducate? Do you chavel? The chances are the answer is ‘yes’ to both these questions; they are both synonyms for…