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word du jour: Knocked-Up

According to Merriam Webster’s learner’s dictionary (and everyone else in this country besides Todd Palin) “knocked-up” means PREGNANT not RAPED: knock up [phrasal verb] 1 knock (someone) up or knock up (someone) informal a chiefly US impolite : to make … Continue reading

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word du jour: NEPOTISM

Before we go for the Merriam-Webster definition, let’s look at the Oxford Dictionary of Current English.  NEPOTISM: 1.  Favoritism shown to relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs. ORIGIN:  Italian:  Nipote, “nephew”; referring to privileges given to the “nephews” of … Continue reading

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