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2020: what predictions for the future came true?

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As we head into 2020, which seems like an impossible year to imagine, how does our reality measure up to what we expected of our future? Have any predictions from our past come to be true for our present? Let’s take a look!     Destination Mars In a 1997 edition of Wired, Peter Schwartz(…)


15 Forgotten Christmas Words to Make Your Holiday Merry

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Are we too late? Or perhaps right on time. Possibly… but it’s that time of year again. For all those language lovers out there, have a sit after all the gift unwrapping is said and done and take in a little Christmas linguistics fun. Here are some long and perhaps not-so-long forgotten words associated with(…)


Getting þorny with Old English

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You did a double-take there, didn’t you? Whilst we hope we won’t be accused of click-baiting you into reading this article, we are happy to have enticed you in. Hello! And if you’re a frequenter of social media, it’s likely you’ve seen this letter in use in all manner of incorrect ways (along with other(…)