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(of a disease) able to be caught.
- ‘Your destination may carry a risk of a contractable disease such as malaria, typhoid, cholera or even rabies.’
- ‘You treat me as if I am some kind of contractable disease!’
- ‘I highly doubt this is a contractable disease you are dealing with.’
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.