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Cult films in the OED

 

Cult films are slippery customers. One person’s cult film is another’s mainstream hit, and both would probably be prepared…

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Pronunciation: ˌsasərˈdōtl
adjective
relating to priests or the priesthood; priestly

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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),…