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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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New words in the dictionary 2014

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Collins dictionary have included a list of new words. Their word of the year is photobomb, which means to intrude into the background of a photograph without the subject's knowledge. The most famous case of photobombing is probably that squirrel who started it all, or maybe the one of the Queen.

Other new words include:-

al desko - (a meal, esp lunch) at one's desk at one's place of work

Bitcoin - a system of open source peer-to-peer software for the creation and exchange of (payment in) a certain type of cryptocurrency.

kawaii - a Japanese artistic and cultural style that emphasizes the quality of cuteness, using bright colours and characters with a childlike appearance

meme - an idea or element of social behaviour passed on through generations in a culture, esp by imitation (I'm surprised this wasn't already in)

preload - to consume alcoholic drinks at home before going to a social gathering

textonym - one of two or more words that can be generated by pressing the same key combinations on a mobile phone: 'kiss' and 'lips' are textonyms

twerking - a provocative dance performed by moving the hips rapidly back and forth while standing with the feet apart and raising and lowering the body in a squatting motion

vape - to inhale nicotine vapour (from an electronic cigarette). Thus vaping, and vaper (one who vapes).


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