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Earth Day 2022: the evolving language of sustainability

Earth Day 2022 is taking place on 22nd April 2022 (we love that symmetry) and this year, the theme is all about how we invest in our planet. This annual event focuses on how we can develop greener futures by changing our business and political climate to address the… Read More
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National Tea Day

Thursday 21 April is National Tea Day. By a happy non-coincidence, that’s the date of the Queen’s real birthday (Many Happy Returns, Your Majesty!) as opposed to her official birthday in June, when the weather is more suitable for celebratory parades. Apart from Her Majesty, there is nothing more stereotypically… Read More

Spanish word of the week: pepino

This week’s Spanish word of the week is pepino. Pepino is a noun that means cucumber and you can find how to pronounce it here: Pepino is the Spanish word for cucumber. For example, if you’re shopping at the market, you could say: Dos pepinos, por favor. Two cucumbers,… Read More
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What the Wordle?

Everybody’s favourite social media phenomenon Wordle is still going strong! According to the New York Times, over 300,000 people play every single day… and counting. One of the best things about Wordle is the sheer breadth of its vocabulary. Creator Josh Wardle says that there are approximately 2,500 words… Read More
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Adventures in Wordle Land: Wordle #285

I started Wordle #285 with a streak of forty-nine consecutive wins, hoping to notch up a half-century. It proved to be a close-run encounter. I started with my usual opening word, using the two most common vowels, A and E: TARES* For the third time in five days, none… Read More