Man and Superman
a comedy (1903) by G. B. Shaw.
Of Man Buns and Moms: New Words of 2015Since 1990, the American Dialect Society has held a Word of the Year vote, which is open to the public. This year’s vote takes place on January 8, 2016 in Washington DC. Over the past few weeks, linguists have been discussing nominations for various categories, and the ADS website has a nice roundup of 2015 Word of the Year candidates. Dictionary.com announced our own Word of …
Lexical Investigations: ParagonToday’s meaning of paragon as a model of excellence has been around since the Middle French of the 1540s, but before then, this word’s history is a bit more complicated. The old Italian word paragone meant “touchstone to test gold,” as when Dino Campogni wrote “a triall or touch-stone to try gold, or good from bad” around 1324. The Greek word parakonan, on the other …
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