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Birdies, bogeys, and baffies: the language of golf

 

Tomorrow sees the opening of the annual US Masters golf tournament – the first of the four major golfing contests of the…

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Word of the day grotesquerie
Pronunciation: grōˈteskərē
noun
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively

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Remembering the language of Seamus Heaney

 

When Seamus Heaney’s death was announced last year the prevailing mood was one of sadness; a feeling that the world had not…

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Scrabble: a logophile’s view

 

National Scrabble Day was on 13 April, and it feels like a good opportunity to celebrate the wordiest of all games. Even…