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Syria’s Other Army Attacks the Media

A group of hackers who support President Bashar al-Assad are targeting new sources such as the New York Times website; a Russian artist’s painting of Vladimir Putin in a negligee has been confiscated by authorities; meanwhile, words such as “twerk” and “unlike” have made it into the Oxford English Dictionary. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 31, 2013 READ MORE



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‘Literally’ Is Literally Old News

The Oxford English Dictionary now includes a common yet incorrect usage of the word “literally.” The entry states the word can be employed “for emphasis rather than being actually true.”

Posted on Aug 21, 2013 READ MORE


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