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Words of the Week 22/2016 - J.R.R. Tolkien

Words of the Week 22/2016

J.R.R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE FRSL (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973), known professionally as J. R. R. 109 more words

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EP word of the week (#38): comboio

I have no idea why I ended up not making this word one of my first features: I love trains and train trips: there’s something quite peaceful about the idea of being able to see the vistas without any cares (something you can’t do as a driver of a car, for obvious reasons), and I love the excitement and mystery of train stops: never knowing who might enter or leave at a given point, and where their lives are headed to and from that moment in time… 149 more words

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EP words of the week (#37): esferovite

Oftentimes, brand names for synthetic products vary from country to country (see article about taparueres). This makes for interesting terms that you’re so used to hearing that you don’t even consider there may be distinctions between variants on this matter as well. 137 more words

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Words of the Week 21/2016 - Google

Words of the Week 21/2016

Google

Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. 99 more words

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EP words of the week (#36): crípton (e outros elementos químicos)

If Chemistry was your Kryptonite in school, then beware of this post! It’s going to be full of it!

As I’ve discussed several times before, the changes between EP and BP are not all that many (at least at face-value, or in comparison with different languages), but they do add to a still substantial whole when you look at it with time (which is sort of my job here); I keep running into new words I’ve never heard about or remembering BP words that don’t exactly match our own, which is both exciting and daunting in equal measure (no wonder we don’t understand each other sometimes!). 616 more words

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EP words of the week (#35): pimento / pimentão / paprica / colorau

I’ve got some many words for you today! They are of course all related, being all products made out of bell peppers/capsicums. The differences between EP and BP in this matter are plentiful, so I’ll present you with each separately. 233 more words

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Words of the Week 20/2016 - Charlie Brown

Words of the Week 20/2016

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown (created by Charles M. Schulz) is the central protagonist of the long-running comic strip Peanuts, syndicated in daily and Sunday newspapers in numerous countries all over the world. 92 more words

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