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Twelve words of Christmas

 

Christmas comes but once a year, as some celebrants are wont to say, as do many of the words special to the season. Like…

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Pronunciation: snɑːf
verb
eat or drink quickly or greedily

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From mistletoe to noisy birds: the origins of Christmas words

 

Mistletoe encounters can be very hit-or-miss. My own experiences usually involve kissing a definite non-target rather than…