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- ‘As we skipped bumpily along the Pacific in our 40-foot clipper, groups of dolphins raced around us, leaping out of the water in formation, emerging like the fingers of an Olympic swimmer.’
- ‘It has been trying, bumpily, to crawl back to profit since then.’
- ‘We talk in his room with its single bed, bumpily spread with a candlewick counterpane in a cosy shade of plum.’
- ‘It's not true, of course: the world is plenty vertical - hierarchical, bumpily uneven in the distribution of resources, power, and controlling secrets - and it's becoming more so.’
- ‘They bumpily made their way to their final destination: the archeological site.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.