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March 25, 2013  12:13 PM

There’s a word for it: The spiteful behavior of objects

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, obsolete terms, obsolete word of the day, Oxford English Dictionary

Which is correct? My computer kept rebooting, Siri kept mocking me, and the printer was emitting nothing but a low mechanical drone and the occasional beep. It seemed that all the devices in my study had...

January 14, 2013  9:26 PM

Wow! That word is older than you’d think.

Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
archaic speech and grammar, archaic words and phrases, Oxford English Dictionary, word origins

How old would you guess the word "wow" to be? a. 100 years old b. 200 years old c. 300 years old d. 400 years old e. 500 years old Continued...

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