Tag: words and meanings
about 1 month ago
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What does woke mean? Definition of woke culture in 2024 - and what critics mean by ‘woke police’

The term ‘woke’ has found its way into mainstream vocabulary - despite debate over its meaning

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4 months ago
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TikTok mum discusses names Gen Alpha think are old-fashioned - including millennial ones like Ash...

A millennial mum was shocked when her Gen Alpha daughter told her what names she thought were 'old-fashioned' - so sh...

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4 months ago
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Leap year 2024: What it's like to have a February 29 birthday, according to three "forever young"...

Three leaplings, or leap year babies, have spoken to NationalWorld about what it's like to be born on February 29 and...

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4 months ago
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Is 2024 a leap year? The date of February leap day plus what it is, why we have it and meaning be...

Leap years occur every four years - but is it a leap year this year and why do we have them?

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4 months ago
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'Thawing' is the new dating trend that you'll want to be aware of as Valentine's Day approaches

'Thawing' may be a great dating trend for some, but it could cause problem for others who are looking for a relations...

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5 months ago
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On Wednesdays we date: How Mean Girls film revival is influencing our approach to relationships a...

The Mean Girls film revival is influencing the way we look at dating and relationships in 2024 - and 'Fetch' still is...

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6 months ago
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What does 'moots' mean on TikTok? Plus 16 other slang TikTok terms explained including OOMF, 1437...

These are 17 of the most commonly used slang phrases, abbreviations and acronyms used on TikTok - and what they all mean

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6 months ago
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'Snowmancing' and 'holidazing' - two dating trends to be aware of if you're in a new relationship...

If you're in a new relationship this Christmas, or you're seeking a potential partner, you need to know about 'snowma...

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7 months ago
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Word of the year: what does 'Rizz' mean, when did Tom Holland use it - full list of shortlisted w...

'Rizz' has been named Oxford word of the year after Tom Holland made it go viral in June - beating words such as 'Swi...

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7 months ago
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What is swatting? GTA 5 Michael De Santa actor Ned Luke swatted while playing game on 10th annive...

Ned Luke, best known for voicing the character of Michael De Santa in the Grand Theft Auto video game series, had to ...

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7 months ago
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TikTok: 'Influencer speak' on social media platforms is likely to be the future of the English ac...

A language expert has labelled the way influencers and some celebrities, like Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears, spea...

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7 months ago
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The orange peel theory: Viral TikTok relationship trend explained & why experts think it's positi...

People have been discussing the success of their relationships on TikTok using the viral trend the orange peel theory...

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7 months ago
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Nigel Farage calls Boris Johnson an introvert on I'm a Celeb - what does introverted and extrover...

Nigel Farage claimed Boris Johnson was an introvert on 'I'm a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here' so an expert explai...

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8 months ago
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Spider webbing and polter ghosting: Two new terrible dating trends and what to do if you think yo...

Be aware of two terrible new dating trends, spider webbing and polter ghosting - plus how to deal with them, accordin...

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8 months ago
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AI: what does Collins Dictionary’s word of the year 2023 mean - plus other terms nepo baby and de...

Collins Dictonary has chosen AI, the abbreviation of artificial intelligence, as their word of the year 2023 as they ...

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9 months ago
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Best Wordle starting word: 12 good 5 letter words to start Wordle with - including words with mos...

From common letters to the five-letter words with the most vowels - get your daily Wordle off to a good start

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10 months ago
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What is the state pension triple lock? How inflation and UK wage growth can change government pledge

The latest Office for National Statistics UK wage growth data suggests pensioners could be in line for another big st...

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11 months ago
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‘Dinner or tea’ or ‘jam or cream first’: The UK’s top nine regional debates revealed

The survey has been carried out by bus operator megabus and supported by TV presenter Joe Swash

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11 months ago
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What is hump day? Meaning of Wednesday nickname, where it comes from, and how to say ‘happy hump ...

Lots of memes and GIFs relating to the midweek phrase have been shared on social media

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11 months ago
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Nicknames for 19 countries - from England’s land of hope and glory to Cuba’s sugar bowl of the world

Some of these nicknames are based on well-known features of the country

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12 months ago
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Idioms in literature: 12 phrases taken from books, plays and famous authors including Shakespeare...

These phrases still commonly used today were penned by some iconic authors - some hundreds of years ago

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12 months ago
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What does grifter mean? Spotify executive calls out Harry and Meghan after their podcast deal ends

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle mutually ended their deal with Spotify on 15 June 2023

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about 1 year ago
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Britney Spears' Toxic: how are the lyrics to hit song connected to TV Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick?

There’s an unlikely link between the pop superstar and the star of Channel 4’s The Supervet

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about 1 year ago
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What does BSF mean on TikTok and Roblox? Three possible meanings of social media acronym explained

The meaning of this abbreviation depends on the context in which it is used

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about 1 year ago
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25 Scottish words that don’t have an equivalent in English and their meanings - from coorie to st...

These words can’t be translated directly from Scottish to English - but they are wonderful

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about 1 year ago
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What does unblurred on BeReal mean? Social media users left confused over new feature on platform

Social media users have been left pondering meaning behind latest feature - but now there’s no need to wonder any more

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about 1 year ago
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7 famous idioms that relate to celebrities - from household name to one hit wonder

There are a few phrases which are often used to discuss famous faces - and not all are positive

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about 1 year ago
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TikToker goes viral with abbreviated names for coronation of King Charles III - and there are thr...

People referred to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as the ‘platty joobs’ and the King’s coronation could get its own sho...

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about 1 year ago
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What does pu mean? Meaning of the phrase - and others - used in Snapchat, texts and other social ...

Social media sites like Snapchat, TikTok and Facebook are full of various abbreviations and acronyms - this is what t...

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about 1 year ago
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What is a manchild? How to spot one and what to do if you’re dating one, according to relationshi...

Being in a relationship with a manchild can be “frustrating”, but the behaviour could be a result of trauma, say experts

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about 1 year ago
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What is the longest word in the English dictionary? Plus 14 other words with lots of letters

The longest word in the English dictionary has 45 letters

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about 1 year ago
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What does woke mean? Definition of woke culture in 2023 - and what critics mean by ‘woke police’

The term ‘woke’ has found its way into mainstream vocabulary, however many are still unsure about the meaning behind ...

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about 1 year ago
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What is love bombing? Experts explain signs of ‘manipulative’ relationship tactic and what to do ...

The Crown Prosecution Service has issued guidance on the relationship trait amid concerns about abusive partners

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about 1 year ago
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14 things not to say to children: phrases parents and carers should avoid - and alternatives

Some of these phrases may be said with the best of intentions - but they could do more harm than good, according to e...

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about 1 year ago
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What is an oxymoron? Definition plus commonly used examples such as awfully good and deafening si...

These phrases don’t make much sense on face value but they are used every day

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about 1 year ago
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14 portmanteaus words and their meanings such as Brexit, Netflix, podcast, Pokemon and Metaverse

Some of these words are so popular they’ve been included in the Oxford English dictionary

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about 1 year ago
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Is the meaning of culture changing? From woke to cancel culture - is this a new social era?

The word culture describes a mindset of thoughts, beliefs and behaviour

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about 1 year ago
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10 English phrases and idioms we should bring back - from on your jollies to a storm in teacup

These expressions have fallen out of popular use, but we really wish they hadn’t

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over 1 year ago
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Enock Mwepu taken ill following retirement: what Brighton and player have said about hereditary h...

Brighton have confirmed that Enock Mwepu has fallen ill in Zambia months after he confirmed his retirement due to a h...

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