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Vowel Mergers

Do you pronounce the words cot and caught differently? How about the words don and dawn, or pin and pen? The fact that some people pronounce at least some of these pairs identically is attributable to what’s called a vowel merger. This is part...

twiller

twiller  n.— «Recently, a handful of creators (present company included) have scrapped pen and paper for mobile phone and keypad, and started texting their novels—in real time, just a few characters at a time. Our medium is Twitter, a...

personal Everest

personal Everest  n.— «We awoke at dawn resembling damp tramps but feeling as if we had climbed a personal Everest of endurance…well maybe a Pen y Fan. Gordon Brown has his opinions on what defines courage. In my book, it’s spending...

pen down strike

pen down strike  n.— «Normal work in government offices has already come to a halt since the fifth of this month following a daily five hour pen down strike by the employees.» —“Clashes as opposition strike brings Dhaka to...

frindle

frindle  n.— «The award-winning book’s star, in defiance of his dictionary-worshipping teacher, invents and spreads his own word for the common pen: Frindle.» —“In Our Schools: Master one language, invent another” by Howard...