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Euphewmism – the better sounding word that you think of just in time to avoid an unpleasant situation…..


New words - 2 May 2016

trigger warning noun a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories

This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus. 158 more words

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Neither a borrower nor a lender be‘ (William Shakespeare)

Words, words, words – so many words that we can be sure to run out of choice never. 432 more words

Writing Tips

Injecting Life into Archaic Words for My Fantasy Novel

I love finding new words that describe what I’m trying to say perfectly, especially if they are not common words. I often find these words have fallen out of use and are labelled archaic. 377 more words


New words - 25 April 2016

bio-banding noun in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age

‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for health, which is helping Premiership rugby union side Bath conduct a six-month study evaluating bio-banding. 91 more words

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"Hella" Has Been Added To The Dictionary

Hella – a slang term; meaning very or extremely. As in…It’s hella cool that the word hella has been added to the dictionary!

Every year Merriam-Webster adds a new list of words to the dictionary. 93 more words


What the heck am I talking about?

I have a few favorite pastimes when I am not writing a new book or imagining that I am rewriting someone else’s story in my head.  525 more words