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In vocabulary, English is the richest modern language. It is constantly surprising even to those word gatherers among us who spend much time exploring dictionaries, especially the larger and older lexicons that harbor thousands of neglected words -- words that may be a bit dusty but are none the worse for disuse.
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GIF stands for "graphics interchange format." According to its inventor, it should be pronounced "jiff" not "giff."
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Gambrinous means “being full of beer.”
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Still not sure what to buy your great aunt this Thanksgiving, your colleagues for Christmas or your graduating son next spring
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The infamous "huh?" is not only pronounced similarly across languages, but it also carries a similar meaning around the world, according to a new study.