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A large public gathering at which people perform an unusual or seemingly random act and then disperse, typically organized by means of the Internet or social media.‘equipped with cameras and LED lights, a flash mob of 135 people appeared out of nowhere to put on a performance’
- ‘I don't think there's any place that is immune from flash mobbing.’
- ‘Despite the planning that goes into making a flash mob, there is something inherently anarchic about flash mobbing.’
- ‘Flash mobbing is fast developing into the nation's favourite hobby.’
- ‘Whether traditional British reserve will wobble in the face of flash mobbing is unclear.’
- ‘The Python-esque incident was thought to have been Britain's first brush with flash mobbing - a trend which started in the United States.’
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.