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Why is the plural of ‘moose’ not ‘meese’?


As fitting as it might sound, the plural of moose is not and has never been meese. And while it is tempting to switch out…

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Pronunciation: kras
lacking sensitivity, refinement, or intelligence

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WordWatch roundup: negus, insurgent, collywobbles, Plantagenet, and snoop


This series investigates changes in lookups for words and their meanings across The graphs are based…