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What these new dictionary words really say about 2019

Find out what the word of the year is.

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It's time to rethink the way you deal with conflict.

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How sign language became the coolest night class trend

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Karamo Brown just raised a very important point about the power of language

The Queer Eye star took to Twitter to start a discussion about potentially ableist phrases

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Breadcrumbing, ghosting, throning: Lucy Mangan explains why she’s all for inventing new words

“Words define us. We need new ones”

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We should stop using this sexist label for women who like to party

It's bandied around all the time – but never in reference to men

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Over 26 and single? Society has a new name for you…

Forget spinsterhood: this viral Twitter thread has redefined what it means to be unmarried in a boringly patriarchal society.

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This Danish word can help you tackle everyday frustrations and stress

It's all about acceptance and moving on

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Alicia Keys’ moving message about the power of words

The Girl on Fire singer on how her life changed when she realised her words could be harming her

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The most searched word of 2018 tells us a lot about our society

Count us unsurprised

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It's straight-talking, but with a compassionate twist

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There’s a special Japanese word for people who are addicted to buying books

Commit this to memory, bibliophiles...

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Kayleigh Dray
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The unexpected reason why you should avoid saying sorry at work

It's all down to making your voice be heard

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Do we need to rethink our use of the word "guys"?

We all say it - but some people feel it's wrong

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Anna Brech
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These are the new words being added to the Oxford English Dictionary

From 'hangry' to 'mansplaining'

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Emily Reynolds
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Everyday sayings explained

The reasons behind popular phrases

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These unique old-fashioned words are set for a comeback

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Blake Lively reveals what she regrets most about her career

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Women have a new word for that annoying thing your male colleague does

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