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Sesame Street: Cookie Monster's Favorite Shape

Cookie Monster is carefully selecting his favorite shaped cookie. Do you think he likes triangle cookies or square cookies or rectangle cookies or circle cookies? Trick question: Cookie Monster loves cookies of all shapes and sizes!

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Martin Luther King, Jr. at UCLA

Every year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Paul and I listen to his words and remember his incredible legacy of peace and justice. The other day on NPR I heard about a new recording of an MLK, Jr. 100 more words

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The American Dialect Society’s word of the year is not a word

#blacklivesmatter ( https://twitter.com/search?q=%23blacklivesmatter ) is word of the year.
Nearly 150 years old, the American Dialect Society
(ADS) was one of the first organizations to reflect… 794 more words

The American Dialect Society’s word of the year is not a word

#blacklivesmatter is word of the year.

The 126-year-old American Dialect Society (ADS) was one of the first organizations to reflect on 12 months of language use and pronounce some word or phrase the most important of the year. 704 more words

The Word of 2015

Even though 2015 has only just started, I think that we might already have the word of the year. Following the horrifying events in Paris, the hashtag #jesuischarlie has taken off globally. 372 more words

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Word of the year 2014

The American Dialect Society has chosen its Words of the Year 2014:

  • Most Useful was “even” in the sense of handling a tough situation.
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