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Orwell’s Newspeak: a doubleplusgood language

 

George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four astounded the literary world when it first was published in 1949, and its significance…

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Pronunciation: bo͞oˈfänt
adjective
styled to puff out in a rounded shape...

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Coffee terms for International Coffee Day

 

To celebrate International Coffee Day, we thought we’d set aside our mugs and cups to take a look at some words every coffee-lover…