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The word of the decade tells us a lot about how far society has come over the last 10 years

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

Commit this to memory, bibliophiles...

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Oxford Dictionaries has named its word of the year – and you've probably never used it

“A significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people”

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The untranslatable foreign words all foodies need in their vocabulary

Put down your grief bacon and read this

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The intriguing new additions to the Oxford English Dictionary

YOLO, gender-fluid, yogalates and more...

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The most unusual words in the English dictionary

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Infographic compiles 50 untranslatable words to expand your vocabulary

A word for all occasions in life

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The heartwarming foreign words that have no direct English translation

Expanding our emotional lexicon

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Do you know your 'birth word'?

What's your birth word? This tool shows you what word was added to dictionary the year you were born

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The 20 most commonly mispronounced foreign foods

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'Binge-watch' named Word of the Year by Collins Dictionary

Other entries include 'dadbod', 'ghosting' and 'manspreading'

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2011's top words in pictures

The phrases and names most used this year

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Quote, misquote

30 everyday sayings we use by mistake

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30 words we wish were still in use

Vanishing vocab from days of old

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Everyday sayings explained

The reasons behind popular phrases

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Famous last words

Deathbed quotes of the rich and famous

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