Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. But what about the wood or the jungle? This article on Mental Floss is about the differences between the three terms. Cutting to the chase: To summarize, forests are historically and colloquially considered to be larger than woods, and scientifically considered to be more dense. Jungles …

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Susurration. I always enjoy encountering a word that I’ve never read or heard before. Susurration. Lexico.com provides this meaning: Whispering or rustling. ‘the susurration of the river’ ‘It settled to the ground with a soft susurration like stirring leaves.’ ‘Something beautiful but so far away-like the music of a faraway violin or the susurration of …

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For those who are still communicating with words rather than emojis or memes, this Mental Floss article borrows from Lifehacker and provides some tips regarding the use of the subjective ‘who’ or the objective ‘whom’ in sentences. The article starts out by observing that the words are not interchangeable: In casual messages with friends or …

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It’s time for the Australian National Dictionary Center to release their ‘Word Of The Year’ for 2018. This usually involves trawling the backwaters of social media to locate a phrase no one’s ever heard of. No doubt you hear last year’s winner ‘Kwaussie’ – ‘kiwi(New Zealander)-aussie’ in general usage on a daily basis. 2018’s winner …

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