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Phablets and fauxhawks: the linguistic secrets of a good blended word

A brilliant word like omnishambles makes blending look easy, but there’s more to it than just jamming words together and cutting off the bits that stick out.

Natural born linguists: what drives multi-language speakers?

Get out there and chat to native speakers if you want to learn a language, a group of multilingual speakers tell Martin Williams

Susanna Zaraysky, 36, speaks seven languages and has lived in nine different countries. With Russian as her first language, she now lives in California.

May I have a word about… bullets?

When are they magic? And when silver? The public – and any passing werewolves – have a right to know

There has been, I’m sorry to say, a fusillade of irresponsible small-arms fire in recent days. Such wanton gunplay takes no regard of possible casualties, of which the first, predictably, has again been the wellbeing of the English language.

Iraq must invest in education to secure its future

The cost of investing in Iraq's education will be high, but the return of this investment will be immense.

8 Fun Dictionary Activities

Hopefully, you’ve got dictionaries, maybe even a class set. They are, of course, great for looking up words and you will use them to teach dictionary skills, but there are also other great things you can do with these rather large volumes of words. Here are just a few ideas: