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Doris Lessing: another world of words

 

Doris Lessing (22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was an astonishing wordsmith, as any reader of her many novels, stories,…

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Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈretrəˌfleks
adjective
turned backward

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How many pangrams are there in the OED?

 

A pangram is a sentence containing all 26 letters of the alphabet at least once. The canonical example in English is “The…