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  7. Know Your Collywobbles from Your Mulligrubs with the Dictionary of American Regional English

    Many American English speakers know that people say pop in Chicago, soda in Philadelphia, and coke in New Orleans, and that they all refer to a carbonated, flavored, and sweetened soft drink. But most of us don’t know that a blue norther is a cold wind in Texas or a pogonip is a dense, icy fog in Nevada. Where would one even look up obscure …

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    Selfie: A Portrait of a Word

    As Word of the Year decisions approach, the lexicography team at has been reflecting on words that have risen in popularity this year. One such word is selfie. In case you’re unfamiliar with this term, selfie means “a photo that one takes of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam, especially for posting on a social-networking website.” Though self-portraits are far from a novel …

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