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Education News Archive - November 13, 2012

Oxford University Highlights 2012 "Words Of The Year"

Every year the Oxford University Press attempts to take a snapshot in time of English-speaking culture by selecting the “words of the year.”

Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.