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If you say “man up”, I hope you catch manflu

Language is a wonderful thing: constantly evolving and introducing us to new words and ways of expressing ourselves. Every year, usually on an exceptionally slow news day, the nation's press prints any new additions to the Oxford English Dictionary, which usually derive from textspeak or TV programmes and quite often have only been uttered by a very select few, perhaps within earshot of an open window at the OED. It's a harmless PR exercise, really, and nobody is suggesting these new words will be anywhere near the dictionary in even...