Tagged: vocabulary

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Horripilation

One book in the TSL collection which gives me horripilations is The Good Vicar by RJ Whitfield. And I really didn’t expect to find the word on a medical page! If you’ve resisted following...

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Rhotacism – mispronunciation of ‘r’

I was intrigued to discover that there is a condition called rhotacism – I assumed, having come across so many communities in East Africa where ‘r’ is pronounced as ‘l’ that it was more...

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Gender dependent adjective/noun

I live and learn. Proofreading A Second Chance, I decided to look up the difference between blond and blonde. I knew there was a difference in spelling, tending to think if it was hair...