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- ‘May impropriety and bawdiness grow and flourish and evolve into lusty, heartfelt words to shake the very foundations of those scared by language.’
- ‘Perhaps Shakespeare's most famous play, Romeo and Juliet combines the contrasting elements of humor and sorrow, bawdiness and civil strife, and innocent love and ignorant hate to rouse an amazing depth of mixed tenderness and tension.’
- ‘Pedro Almodovar's homage to women and their complexities is a drama filled with bawdiness, tenderness and raw emotion.’
- ‘This verse from his poem ‘Caller Oysters’ shows his bawdiness and irreverence as well as his humour.’
- ‘But too much bawdiness could also scare off advertisers.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.