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- human, adj. and n. 13 September 2021, 0:00OED Word of the Day: human bean, n. A humorous alteration or mispronunciation of human being.
- hen and chickens, n. 14 September 2021, 0:00OED Word of the Day: hen and chickens, n. Astronomy. (A name for) the Pleiades, a prominent open cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus (see Pleiad n. 1). Obsolete.
- Yom Kippur, n. 15 September 2021, 0:00OED Word of the Day: Yom Kippur, n. The annual Jewish day of repentance and expiation (concluding the Ten Days of Repentance which begin with Rosh Hashanah), observed today, the tenth day of the month of Tishri and marked by prayer and fasting.
- spiritdom, n. 16 September 2021, 0:00OED Word of the Day: spiritdom, n. The spirit world; a non-physical realm which incorporeal or disembodied spirits are considered to inhabit.
- Min-Min, n. 17 September 2021, 0:00OED Word of the Day: Min-Min, n. A mysterious, phosphorescent light observed sporadically in the Australian outback.
- urbs, n. 18 September 2021, 0:00OED Word of the Day: urbs, n. A city as a technical entity or in contrast to a suburb, etc.
- hearty, adj., n., and adv. 19 September 2021, 0:00OED Word of the Day: hearty, n. As an affectionate form of address (chiefly used by or to a sailor). Now chiefly used in humorous representations of the speech of pirates.
- human, adj. and n. 13 September 2021, 0:00
Another news article about Amazon — this one boggled my mind. Be aware that there is a word in this article that a great many people find offensive. When I saw that Amazon was defending the use of the “C-word,” … Continue reading
Amazon’s fees hike for third-party traders provokes fury | Technology | The Guardian. According to the article, some fees will increase as much as 70% for third-party retailers who sell through Amazon: Amazon is facing a revolt from small traders … Continue reading
British Indie Fiction D.M. Andrews has begun a new site focussing on self-pubbed fiction by British authors. He has a number of genres to browse through. If you’re looking for something new to read and you enjoy reading British authors, … Continue reading