How brothers became buddies and bros
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How brothers became buddies and bros


The Oxford English Dictionary’s (OED) latest update includes more than 1,800 fully revised entries, including the entry for…

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Cita de la semana

“I paint my own reality.”

Frida Kahlo


Mexican painter

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literary words
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A quiz of literary words


Poetry is traditionally characterized by the use of a more elevated, literary language intended to evoke emotion in the reader. Words…