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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William Goldman, author both the book and movie versions of The Princess Bride has died. You may also remember him from such other movie screenplays as Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and All The President’s Men, among others. I want to say his death is ‘inconcievable,’ but perhaps that word doesn’t mean what I …

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This Mental Floss article links to an article on Slate about how to pluralise surnames, and then refers to some other posts that deal with how to add apostrophes in order to indicate possessive case for surnames. Plural and possessive, they’ve got that covered too. Just in time for the end of year and Christmas …

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There are reports that Merriam-Webster who produce the official dictionary for Scrabble have released an updated edition with 300 words added. Some of those words are featured here at this post on the Merriam-Webster website. Probably the biggest news is that ‘OK’ is now on the approved list. If you’re not happy about that you …

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