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Scarlett Curtis banned these two words from her social media

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

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    Alicia Keys’ moving message about the power of words

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    Experts reveal word you should avoid when fighting with your partner

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Books

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

Commit this to memory, bibliophiles...

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Life

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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Emily Reynolds
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Food

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...

Books

The most unusual words in the English dictionary

Do you know what a quincunx is?

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Amy Lewis
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Life

Infographic compiles 50 untranslatable words to expand your vocabulary

A word for all occasions in life

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Amy Swales
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Books

The heartwarming foreign words that have no direct English translation

Expanding our emotional lexicon

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Harriet Hall
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Books

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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Nicola Rachel Colyer
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Travel

The 20 most commonly mispronounced foreign foods

“More Quin-oh-ah?”

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Harriet Hall
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Life

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

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

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Harriet Hall
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2011's top words in pictures

The phrases and names most used this year

Life

Quote, misquote

30 everyday sayings we use by mistake

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Life

30 words we wish were still in use

Vanishing vocab from days of old

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Books

Everyday sayings explained

The reasons behind popular phrases

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People

Famous last words

Deathbed quotes of the rich and famous

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