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Word Nerd: We are a distinct society after all
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Word Nerd: We are a distinct society after all

The Oxford Companion to the English Language is missing an “s” at the end of its title.

Word Nerd: Attention Scrabble lovers: Geocache no longer cached
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Word Nerd: Attention Scrabble lovers: Geocache no longer cached

It was 1931 when American architect Alfred Butts joined the bulging ranks of the unemployed. There just weren’t many buildings being erected so Butts decided to construct something else – a game for adults.

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Word Nerd: Don’t read this if you have hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

Four score years ago, minus one, Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared: “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.” Well, it appears Roosevelt was wrong. The site phobialist.com lists more than 500 phobias that might plague someone. Some aren’t widespread, such as cherophobia, the fear of gaiety; leukophobia, the fear of […]