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The Top Ten weirdest words in English

Every now and again Perdeby comes across a word, like “bunghole” or “floccinaucinihilipilification” (seriously), which is so strange, unlikely or unpronounceable that we can’t help but question its existence. So this week, we list some weird and wonderful words with the help of Foyle’s Philavery and Squidoo.com.

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Find your symbol: the DIY guide to secret societies

Dan Brown’s new bestseller, The Lost Symbol, inspired Perdeby to take a look at what you need to do to establish your own secret society and get a piece of the mystical action.

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Willem se wêreld

“’n Jong man van ‘n klein dorp – sonder rykdom en sonder ‘n belangrike familie of universiteitsonderrig – trek Londen toe in die laat 1580s...

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Op die kansel of in die kombuis?

Ons weet almal dat Eva nie die onskuldigste vrou ooit was nie, maar is dit nodig om haar gedrag steeds teen moderne vrouens te hou? Die Gereformeerde Kerk was die afgelope tyd baie in die nuus oor hul besluit om vrouens nie as predikante te aanvaar nie. Perdeby het die saak verder ondersoek.

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A spring in your step

The poet Thomas Nashe once wrote: “Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king. / Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring, / Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing: / Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!”

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Perdeby Poll

What are you doing during the holiday?

Studying - 22.6%
Sleeping - 37.2%
Lying to your mom about doing stuff - 19%
Taking your textbooks on holiday - 21.2%

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