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Word of the Day – Cispontine

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Cispontine (adj) (archaic)

sis-pont-ayn

On the north side of the Thames bridges in London, thought of as the better side.

From Latin, and completely archaic and virtually obsolete now. We thought we’d revive it just for the day.

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Twitter’s #LiteraryTypos Hashtag is Hilarious

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Twitter provides some pretty funny and clever literary quips and we’re proud to be a part of the Twitter literary community. Over the last couple of days, the #LiteraryTypos hashtag has been trending to hilarious effect, showing some real imagination and creativity.

These games are so much fun to get involved in, but they’re also a great way to find new followers and seek out all the best literary members of the Twitterati. Here are a few of our favourites from the #LiteraryTypos hashtag, why not head over there and get involved yourself? Read More

Word of the Day – Mundivagant

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Mundivagant (adj)

mun-div-uh-gunt

That roams around the world.

A rare word that little is known about. Earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. From classical Latin mundus world + vagant-, vagāns, present participle of vagārī to roam.

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Carnegie Trust Survey Smashes Notion that Libraries are Outdated

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Over the last few years in the UK we’ve seen funding to public services cut more than ever before, and libraries, particularly community ones have been on the front line as the axe has fallen. We’ve never had so many libraries under threat, and it’s left many asking whether libraries still have an important role in the community. Some have even claimed that with the Internet, the library isn’t as essential as it was before. Read More