NEW YORK — From the positively medieval to the beat of contemporary music: Brencheese, deathshildy and hip-pop are among about 1,000 new or refreshed entries added in June to the online Oxford English Dictionary.
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NEW YORK — On college campuses and in workplaces, across social media and in deference to non-binary people, gender-neutral pronouns are more than just a new wave of political correctness.
They’re the focus of debate that stretches back hundreds of years.
NEW YORK — Meghan Markle is about to join more than one select group. In addition to her May 19 wedding to Prince Harry, she’ll become one of just a handful of Americans to become a senior royal around the globe.
Here’s a look at some of her predecessors:———
THE QUEEN THAT NEVER WAS
NEW YORK — Got a chocolate lover? Why not mark the season of romance with something special just for them.
With an ancient love connection the Aztecs believed chocolate was an aphrodisiac and built-in marketing opportunities that include Valentine’s Day, the purveyors of chocolate offer their wares in a variety of price ranges, flavour combinations and just plain fun factor.
The highly anticipated wear-black protest at the Golden Globes took off Sunday as soon as the red carpet opened, including A-listers Meryl Streep in a deep V-cut gown and Michelle Williams in an embellished off-the-shoulder look with “Me Too” founder Tarana Burke at her side.
NEW YORK — This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017 is “feminism.”
NEW YORK — What we have here in 2017 is a heap of chaos and disruption. What we need in 2018? The Pantone Color Institute thinks whatever that might be will come in the deep purple hue of “Ultra Violet,” its colour of the year revealed Thursday.
NEW YORK — The trendspotting Pantone Color Institute picked a deep purple hue called “Ultra Violet” as the colour of the year for 2018.
NEW YORK — Dictionary.com announced Monday that “complicit” is the site’s word of the year in a contentious 2017.
Site lexicographer Jane Solomon says numerous events, from politics to natural disasters, drove more people to look up “complicit” at particular times of the year. Overall, she said, look-ups of the word increased nearly 300 per cent over 2016.
NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey’s back with her longest holiday gift list ever at 102 of her favourite things.