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Nothing but dead air
The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
10 words for types of shoes
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'protection from arrest and extradition given especially to political refugees'
Why does it sound strange to say 'funner' or 'funnest?'
All good pet peeves must come to an end
Where it's from and where it's going
Is it the 1600s or the 16th century?
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