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Living In A Post-Truth Age

Canon J.John | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Canon J.John

I've been reflecting on the announcement from Oxford Dictionaries that, courtesy of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump amongst other things, the ...

My Take On the Selfie, Because James Franco Got Me Thinking

Marie Southard Ospina | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Tech
Marie Southard Ospina

My fear is only that we are putting out images that strive to hide anything anyone anywhere may think of as flawed. We are transforming the selfie from something strong and good and fun into just another outlet for the perseverance of perfection. Not to mention, we are destroying another art form: the candid photo.

What's Been Chosen As Word Of The Year 2013?

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

Have you ever taken a selfie of yourself twerking in between binge-watching 'Breaking Bad' and showrooming on Amazon? If so then linguistically, yo...

PHEW: Germany Drops 63-Letter Word Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

Germany has dropped a 63-letter word which refers to the “law for the delegation of monitoring beef labelling”. Rindfleischetikettierungsüber...

This April Fools' Day, Learn From the Experts

Philip Carter | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Philip Carter

As 1 April nears you may be planning the perfect joke, hoax, or act of revenge. If so - and if you're looking for inspiration - may we recommend some of British history's finest hoaxers, courtesy of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Harder to Get on Two-Wheels Than Ever Before?

Carli Smith | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carli Smith

With even more rules and regulations being introduced for motorcycle licences, it would seem that it is becoming increasingly difficult to get onto two wheels. 2013 saw the introduction of 3DLD a.k.a. regulations to limit the power of the machine that you can ride at certain ages, but is it really harder than ever before?

Revealed: The Oxford Dictionary Word Of 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 12.01.2013 | Home

omnishambles noun, informal a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations [coined ...