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From TheJournal.ie From fidget spinner to spooning: Over 3,000 new Irish words are created every year Gaeilge

From fidget spinner to spooning: Over 3,000 new Irish words are created every year

There are a few words that could have been used for Brexit: Breatimeacht, Sasamach, or Bréalú.

From TheJournal.ie Supremacist, Nazi, racist: Do you know the difference? Define

Supremacist, Nazi, racist: Do you know the difference?

We’ve cleared some of the confusion around terms used to (correctly and incorrectly) describe right-wing politics.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit beats Trumpism and throwing shade to be named 'word of the year' Mic Drop

Brexit beats Trumpism and throwing shade to be named 'word of the year'

According to Collins, anyway.

From TheJournal.ie Yolo, moobs and Oompa Loompa among 1,200 words added into Oxford English Dictionary Use Your Words

Yolo, moobs and Oompa Loompa among 1,200 words added into Oxford English Dictionary

Some 1,200 new words have been included in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

From TheJournal.ie This portrait of Trump is made entirely out of the presidential candidate's offensive comments All The Words

This portrait of Trump is made entirely out of the presidential candidate's offensive comments

The artist said, “What [Trump] says is ridiculous but who he is now is very dangerous, it’s quite scary.”

Oxford Dictionaries was forced to apologise for this 'sexist' dictionary definition

The dictionary’s definition of the word ‘rabid’ has courted controversy.

9 words and phrases it's unacceptable for Irish people to say Bae

9 words and phrases it's unacceptable for Irish people to say

In 2016, eliminate ‘on fleek’ from your vocabulary.

9 words you've never heard that perfectly describe your life

@Words is a new Twitter account you should probably be following.

How Good Are You At Spelling The Words Most People Get Wrong?

These are the everyday ones that trip people up. Can you manage them?

9 emotions and feelings we urgently need words for

Crying, but specifically on an airplane.

From TheJournal.ie You can now use 'lolz' and 'obvs' in Scrabble Totes Ridic

You can now use 'lolz' and 'obvs' in Scrabble

People are freaking out.

From TheJournal.ie Ever wanted to search for something using emojis? Now you can* Down With The Kids

Ever wanted to search for something using emojis? Now you can*

*Provided you use Bing, that is.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How social media is changing language Language

Column: How social media is changing language

Pay attention to discussions in your social networks and you can spot emerging new words, new uses of words — and maybe even coin one yourself.

7 everyday items you're definitely calling the wrong name

And you hadn’t the clue, the entire damn time.

This hashtag will provide your daily dose of groan-worthy puns

Just let yourself go. Embrace the punnage.

7 annoyingly tricky words and tips to help you spell them

Autocorrect has ruined us. But it’s not too late.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What does ‘I love you’ mean? Lost In Translation

Column: What does ‘I love you’ mean?

I am Spanish. My husband is American. The first time I realised emotion words may not mean the same thing in different languages was when he first told me “I love you”, writes Cristina Soriano.

From The42 Here's what the French newspapers are saying after Ireland's win in Paris Review

Here's what the French newspapers are saying after Ireland's win in Paris

We’ve scanned the pages of Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Aujourd’hui en France to find out what they’re talking about.

From The42 Here's what the French papers are saying about tomorrow's showdown in Paris Le Match

Here's what the French papers are saying about tomorrow's showdown in Paris

We’ve taken a look at what they’re writing in Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Le Parisien.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 9 really weird sentences that are perfectly accurate Words

8 things you're definitely sick of hearing by now

Deck the halls with – SHUT UP.

From TheJournal.ie ‘He tickled Bertie’s belly’: Here’s what Colm Keaveney used to say about Fianna Fáil Awkward

‘He tickled Bertie’s belly’: Here’s what Colm Keaveney used to say about Fianna Fáil

“This rampant corruption of many of Fianna Fáil’s members and public representatives is part of the philosophy of tolerance that existed within that party,” Keaveney told the Dáil in June 2012.

8 words that have lost all meaning in modern life
From TheJournal.ie My favourite speech: Taoiseach Enda Kenny Famous Words

My favourite speech: Taoiseach Enda Kenny

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death, Enda Kenny picks the former US president’s 1963 address to Leinster House as his favourite speech.

From TheJournal.ie My favourite speech: Micheál Martin Famous Words This post contains videos

My favourite speech: Micheál Martin

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death, Micheál Martin picks the former US president’s 1962 address to students at Rice University in Texas.

From The42 Quigley and Ward relaxed ahead of their World Championship semi finals Fighting Talk

Quigley and Ward relaxed ahead of their World Championship semi finals

The pair spoke to Kenny Egan.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Strong language – can we ever 'reclaim' slurs and terms of abuse? Read Me

Column: Strong language – can we ever 'reclaim' slurs and terms of abuse?

After Tottenham fans were cautioned over the use of their traditional ‘yid army’ chant, Christie Louise Tucker writes that we are constantly renegotiating the use of language in our ever-evolving society.

48 names for things you didn't know had names

Do you have a Googleganger?

12 words that should be banned from all social networks

OK, a couple of them are actually phrases.

From TheJournal.ie My favourite speech: Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness I Have A Dream

My favourite speech: Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Martin McGuinness picks perhaps the most famous speech of all time.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Sexism in Leinster House is alive and well Opinion

Column: Sexism in Leinster House is alive and well

Two male politicians showed how sexism can come in many forms – post-modern with an ironic twist and just plain old-fashioned, writes Maura Adshead.

12 words you have to Google every single time you spell them

They are SPELLING KRYPTONITE.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added foreign words we need in English Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added foreign words we need in English

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

7 things we should really thank Shakespeare for

Did you know he gave us puking? Well, he did!

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