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Mark Forsyth
Mark Forsyth is a writer, journalist, proofreader, ghostwriter, and pedant. He was given a copy of the Oxford English Dictionary as a christening present and has never looked back. He is the creator of The Inky Fool, a blog about words, phrases, grammar, rhetoric, and prose. He lives in the UK.

Entries by Mark Forsyth

Here's The Real Reason Why That Pop Song Is Stuck In Your Head

(10) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 9:02 AM

What connects Katy Perry with the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes? And, before you ask, no, there's absolutely nothing in Ecclesiastes about kissing a girl. I'm talking about her other great hit "Hot N Cold." You know the one:

"You're hot then you're cold,
You're yes then you're...

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11 Weird Words/Phrases You Should Be Using

(99) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 9:01 AM

The dictionary is filled with strange and wonderful words that are scandalously underused. Open at any page and you're likely to find a gem glistening in the corner, whether it's gongoozle (to stare idly at a watercourse and do nothing) or zwodder (a feeling of drowsiness). We see it, and...

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