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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Wed Jun 12 2024 10:47am

Susie Dent posted today:
The terms ‘left wing’ and ‘right wing’ date from the French Revolution and the seating plans of the French National Assembly. The anti-royalist revolutionaries took seats to the presiding officer’s left, while the aristocratic/more conservative supporters of the king gathered to the right.
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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Sarah » Sat Jun 15 2024 11:38am

Word of the day from The OED:
OED #WordOfTheDay: oligosyllabic, adj. Having few syllables.
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Re: Word of the day strikes back

Post by Richard Frost » Sat Jun 15 2024 1:44pm

Susie Dent MBE. Honoured in the Kings birthday honours today.
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