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#Words

# words - Monday 19 March, 2018

From fidget spinner to spooning: Over 3,000 new Irish words are created every year

There are a few words that could have been used for Brexit: Breatimeacht, Sasamach, or Bréalú.

# words - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Supremacist, Nazi, racist: Do you know the difference?

We’ve cleared some of the confusion around terms used to (correctly and incorrectly) describe right-wing politics.

# words - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Brexit beats Trumpism and throwing shade to be named 'word of the year'

According to Collins, anyway.

# words - Monday 12 September, 2016

Yolo, moobs and Oompa Loompa among 1,200 words added into Oxford English Dictionary

Some 1,200 new words have been included in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

# words - Saturday 3 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge 11 words that have a totally different meaning if you grew up in Ireland Stall It

# words - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge 17 words that have a completely different meaning if you grew up in Ireland Sketch

# words - Saturday 30 January, 2016

This portrait of Trump is made entirely out of the presidential candidate's offensive comments

The artist said, “What [Trump] says is ridiculous but who he is now is very dangerous, it’s quite scary.”

# words - Sunday 24 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge Oxford Dictionaries was forced to apologise for this 'sexist' dictionary definition Caught Rabid

Oxford Dictionaries was forced to apologise for this 'sexist' dictionary definition

The dictionary’s definition of the word ‘rabid’ has courted controversy.

# words - Sunday 17 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge 11 words that just sound better in a Dublin accent Bleedin Deadly

# words - Sunday 10 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge 9 words and phrases it's unacceptable for Irish people to say Bae

9 words and phrases it's unacceptable for Irish people to say

In 2016, eliminate ‘on fleek’ from your vocabulary.

# words - Monday 20 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 words you've never heard that perfectly describe your life Bad Language

9 words you've never heard that perfectly describe your life

@Words is a new Twitter account you should probably be following.

# words - Sunday 19 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge How Good Are You At Spelling The Words Most People Get Wrong? Put A Spell On You

How Good Are You At Spelling The Words Most People Get Wrong?

These are the everyday ones that trip people up. Can you manage them?

# words - Sunday 28 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 emotions and feelings we urgently need words for Bobbinragel

9 emotions and feelings we urgently need words for

Crying, but specifically on an airplane.

# words - Thursday 21 May, 2015

You can now use 'lolz' and 'obvs' in Scrabble

People are freaking out.

# words - Thursday 14 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 word pronunciations Irish people need the world to know about Say It Right

# words - Friday 2 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Language group names 'swag', 'bae' and 'curated' as words to be banished in 2015 Banished

# words - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Ever wanted to search for something using emojis? Now you can*

*Provided you use Bing, that is.

# words - Monday 4 August, 2014

Column: How social media is changing language

Pay attention to discussions in your social networks and you can spot emerging new words, new uses of words — and maybe even coin one yourself.

# words - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 everyday items you're definitely calling the wrong name Say What?

7 everyday items you're definitely calling the wrong name

And you hadn’t the clue, the entire damn time.

# words - Monday 7 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge This hashtag will provide your daily dose of groan-worthy puns Very Punny

This hashtag will provide your daily dose of groan-worthy puns

Just let yourself go. Embrace the punnage.

# words - Sunday 6 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 annoyingly tricky words and tips to help you spell them I Put A Spell On You

7 annoyingly tricky words and tips to help you spell them

Autocorrect has ruined us. But it’s not too late.

# words - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Column: What does ‘I love you’ mean?

I am Spanish. My husband is American. The first time I realised emotion words may not mean the same thing in different languages was when he first told me “I love you”, writes Cristina Soriano.

# words - Monday 17 March, 2014

From The42 Here's what the French newspapers are saying after Ireland's win in Paris Review

Here's what the French newspapers are saying after Ireland's win in Paris

We’ve scanned the pages of Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Aujourd’hui en France to find out what they’re talking about.

# words - Friday 14 March, 2014

From The42 Here's what the French papers are saying about tomorrow's showdown in Paris Le Match

Here's what the French papers are saying about tomorrow's showdown in Paris

We’ve taken a look at what they’re writing in Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Le Parisien.

# words - Saturday 11 January, 2014

# words - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 13 of the English language's most delightful collective nouns Superfluity Of Nuns

# words - Saturday 28 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 things you're definitely sick of hearing by now Annoying

8 things you're definitely sick of hearing by now

Deck the halls with – SHUT UP.

# words - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

‘He tickled Bertie’s belly’: Here’s what Colm Keaveney used to say about Fianna Fáil

“This rampant corruption of many of Fianna Fáil’s members and public representatives is part of the philosophy of tolerance that existed within that party,” Keaveney told the Dáil in June 2012.

# words - Sunday 1 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 words that have lost all meaning in modern life

# words - Friday 22 November, 2013

My favourite speech: Taoiseach Enda Kenny

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death, Enda Kenny picks the former US president’s 1963 address to Leinster House as his favourite speech.

My favourite speech: Micheál Martin Famous Words This post contains videos

My favourite speech: Micheál Martin

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death, Micheál Martin picks the former US president’s 1962 address to students at Rice University in Texas.

# words - Friday 25 October, 2013

From The42 Quigley and Ward relaxed ahead of their World Championship semi finals Fighting Talk

Quigley and Ward relaxed ahead of their World Championship semi finals

The pair spoke to Kenny Egan.

# words - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Column: Strong language – can we ever 'reclaim' slurs and terms of abuse?

After Tottenham fans were cautioned over the use of their traditional ‘yid army’ chant, Christie Louise Tucker writes that we are constantly renegotiating the use of language in our ever-evolving society.

# words - Thursday 12 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 48 names for things you didn't know had names Essentials

48 names for things you didn't know had names

Do you have a Googleganger?

# words - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 words that should be banned from all social networks Rage

12 words that should be banned from all social networks

OK, a couple of them are actually phrases.

My favourite speech: Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Martin McGuinness picks perhaps the most famous speech of all time.

# words - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Column: Sexism in Leinster House is alive and well

Two male politicians showed how sexism can come in many forms – post-modern with an ironic twist and just plain old-fashioned, writes Maura Adshead.

# words - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 words you have to Google every single time you spell them Recommended Manoeuvres

12 words you have to Google every single time you spell them

They are SPELLING KRYPTONITE.

# words - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added foreign words we need in English

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# words - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge 7 things we should really thank Shakespeare for Way With Words

7 things we should really thank Shakespeare for

Did you know he gave us puking? Well, he did!

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