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Coronaangst ridden? Overzoomed? Covid inspires 1,200 new German words
Linguist who compiled list of words says they help tell story of life during pandemic

Abby Young-Powell in Berlin

23, Feb, 2021 @2:10 PM

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Let’s satnav our way out of lockdown | Brief letters
Brief letters: Roadmaps | Brexit | Dilyn the dog | Ghostess

Letters

15, Feb, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Getting to the very bottom of poo cubes | Brief letters
Letters: Quiet places | Wombat faeces | String quartets and pop | Downticks

Letters

01, Feb, 2021 @4:43 PM

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The Greeks had a word for it … until now, as language is deluged by English terms
A leading linguist pleads for moderation as a huge outbreak of ‘Greenglish’, much of it Covid-related, spreadsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage

Helena Smith in Athens

31, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Teach grammar to nurture creativity, not crush it | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an article by Michael Rosen on fronted adverbials

Letters

26, Jan, 2021 @4:51 PM

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It's blooming good to see signs of spring | Brief letters
Brief letters: Seeking marmalade makers | Taking on tech giants | Covid terms | Spring

Letters

24, Jan, 2021 @5:17 PM

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Antigen or antibody? UK adults confused by Covid terminology
Almost half the population unclear what ‘antigen’ or ‘epidemiologist’ mean, while two in five would struggle to explain ‘circuit breaker’

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

22, Jan, 2021 @5:16 PM

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My voyage through a world of language in just one word: snow
Missing the wild regions where I have worked, I took a linguistic trip from Asia to the Andes, via Russia and Finland, instead

Nancy Campbell

22, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Words Fail Us by Jonty Claypole review – the positive case for ‘speech disorders’
A writer with a stutter offers a thought-provoking defence of disfluency and takes a sideswipe at Freud

Sam Leith

13, Jan, 2021 @12:00 PM

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May I have a word about gramfy-gravys and cheesy-bugs? | Jonathan Bouquet
That’s the humble woodlouse, for which more than 300 regional names have been recorded

Jonathan Bouquet

10, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Why Deaf interpreters are a crucial tool during the pandemic
More people than ever are being exposed to sign language through Covid press briefings as interpreters work to pass on vital information

Alison Stine

07, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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May I have a word about… the need for the government to speak with one voice | Jonathan Bouquet
Too many coronavirus-related committees and groups seem to do little but spread misery and confusion

Jonathan Bouquet

27, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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