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And the Word of the Year 1915 is… flapper


True, as best we can tell, there was no actual selection of a Word of the Year a century ago. The modern phenomenon of choosing…

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Which Alice in Wonderland character am I?
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Which ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ character are you?


Are you the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, or one Lewis Carroll's other surreal creations? Celebrate the 150th anniversary…