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Archive of posts published in the category: About This Word
Apr
16

“Social Distancing” or “Distant Socializing”?

About this word(Please share your love of language, with the social share buttons below; or with the feedback form at the bottom of the article.) In this mixed up time of the Corvid-19, two meanings have been attached to the term “social distance”. The…

Apr
15

Creating the living vocabulary of our time – Part 1

About This Word – an introduction to this feature …(Please share your love of language, with the social share buttons below; or with the feedback form at the bottom of the article.) Wordsmyth is launching a new feature – About This Word” (or…

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