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The advantage of ‘trans’

 

In the late 1990s, I attended a conference focused on “those who identify at the male end of the gender spectrum.” At the…

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Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: ˌprēˈpōtnt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence

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From muggle to whizzpopper: invented words in children’s literature

 

When Roald Dahl invented words such as lickswishy, which describes the way English boys taste to giants in The BFG (1982),…