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Oxford Word of the Month - February: Field day

noun: (in rural areas) a day set aside for the display and demonstration of new machinery and farming equipment; a day organised for the discussion of specific agricultural problems, innovations, and techniques. 522 more words


Reading "The Wake": a metaphor for doing science

I’ve just started reading Paul Kingsnorth’s The Wake. I’ve never read anything quite like it – in writing style, tone, or storyline. The piece that comes closest to its elegiac, portentous, and historic style is perhaps… 715 more words

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Some things just don’t change. Today’s presidential candidates would fit right into Ancient Rome – both in name and action. See, the etymology of candidate… 591 more words

A rabid feminist writes...

Last week, the anthropologist Michael Oman-Reagan asked:

Why does the Oxford Dictionary of English portray women as “rabid feminists” with mysterious “psyches” speaking in “shrill voices” who can’t do research or hold a PhD but can do “all the housework”?

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From the previous text we talked about numbers and string in python. From this text I’m going to talk about Lists and Dictionaries in Python… 472 more words


Adding 'RAPEFUGEES' to UK dictionaries could mean ‘valuable savings to our NHS’, says David Cameron

Speaking at a press conference in Stanley, David Cameron was asked if the word ‘rapefugee’ should be added to UK dictionaries.

He said: “I think that’s a great idea. 101 more words


The Lexicon of Love

The Lexicon of Love was the debut album by the British new wave band ABC, released in 1982, and I’ve pinched the title for this blog post. 84 more words

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