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Archive of posts published in the category: About This Word
Mar
20

About This Word: “opioid”

Welcome to About This Word, where Wordsmyth showcases commentary about relevant words in the news and media our users and staff find interesting. Today’s word: “opioid,” written by Wordsmyth science writer Andrea Hazard. edit

Feb
12

About This Word: clean coal

Welcome to About This Word, where Wordsmyth showcases commentary about relevant words in the news and media our users and staff find interesting. Today’s word: “clean coal,” written by Wordsmyth science writer Andrea Hazard. edit

Jan
30

About This Word: “essential”

Welcome to About This Word, where Wordsmyth showcases commentary about relevant words in the news and media our users and staff find interesting. Today’s word: “essential.” edit

Jan
23

About This Word: “public”

Wordsmyth would like to announce About This Word. This new column is part of our ongoing interest in language and semantic change. Today’s word: “public.”   This guest post was contributed by Dr. Bruce Woll, a member of The People’s Lobby in Chicago and the…

Jan
9

About This Word: “amoral”

Welcome to About This Word, where Wordsmyth showcases commentary about words our users and staff find interesting. Today’s word: “amoral.” edit