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Earth Day: a world of words

 

This 22 April, Earth Day will have been celebrated internationally for 24 years. This famous annual event has contributed…

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Word of the day tortie
Pronunciation: ˈtôrtē
noun
a tortoiseshell cat

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Is there a word to describe how you eat chocolate?

 

Earlier today, BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans asked me if there was a word for what you do when you eat chocolate. You don’t exactly…