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Friday the 11th of January, 2019
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NEW ENGLISH WORDS (E-PUBLISH)

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Hello readers! I hope that you've had a great week.

Today we finish our week's theme of New English Words. Today we look at the word E-PUBLISH.

Definition: To publish a document or book online without printing physical copies. 

Example 1: We decided to just e-publish this travel guide. It's selling very well on Amazon. 

Example 2: Do you think e-publishing will ever be more popular than traditional printing? 

Example 3: We will e-publish the novel in March. 

This word was added to the Oxford English dictionary in January of 2018. 

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Thursday the 10th of January, 2019
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NEW ENGLISH WORDS (MANSPLAIN)

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Hello and welcome back, everyone! It's the third day of our New English Words theme. Today we are looking at the word MANSPLAIN

Definition: When a man explains something to a woman, but does not ask her if she wants his explanation. (Often, the man assumes that the woman does not know what he is explaining.)

Example 1: During the interview, the manager mansplained my degree to me. As if I don't know anything about computer science: I have a master's degree in Computing!

Example 2: On the train, I met a guy who asked me where I was from. I said I was from Sacramento (in Northern California). He then mansplained to me that Sacramento is not in Northern California. I didn't argue with him, but I was annoyed. 

Example 3: On Twitter, I saw a guy mansplain to a woman what a book was about. The woman he was talking to was the author of the book!

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Wednesday the 09th of January, 2019
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NEW ENGLISH WORDS (CO-PARENT)

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Hello, everyone! Welcome back to the Daily Vitamin. I hope you're having a nice week.

This week we are learning some new English words. These are words that were recently added to the dictionary. Today's word is the verb TO CO-PARENT

Definition: To raise children together after a separation or divorce. 

Example 1: It's difficult to co-parent with Michael now that he lives in another city. 

Example 2: We try to co-parent as best as we can. Our children are our number-one priority. 

Example 3: The first year of co-parenting was hard; but with respect and communication we have been able to successfully co-parent

This word was added to the Oxford English dictionary in January of 2018. 

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Tuesday the 08th of January, 2019
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NEW ENGLISH WORDS (ME TIME)

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Welcome back to the Daily Vitamin, everyone!

Yesterday we started the week by looking at the Word of the Year for 2018 (TOXIC). For the rest of the week, our lessons are about New English Words. These are words that have recently been added to the English dictionary. Today's word is actually an expression: ME TIME

Definition: Time to do what you want (and not what others want). 

Parents often use this word, since they spend most of their time doing things for their children. 

Example 1: After the holidays, I needed some me time. I got a massage while my mom watched the kids. 

Example 2: I took a bath and drank a glass of wine. I needed some me time

This expression was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2018. You can read more about it and other new words at the following link:

https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2018/01/30/oed-new-words-mansplain-hangry-snowflake/

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Monday the 07th of January, 2019
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WORD OF THE YEAR 2018 (TOXIC)

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Welcome back to the Daily Vitamin, everyone! Happy New Year to you all. I hope that you enjoyed your holidays and that your year is off to a great start.

The last Daily Vitamin post of 2018 was the Oxford Dictionary 2017 Word of the Year, which was YOUTHQUAKE. We are beginning 2019's lessons by looking at the 2018 Word of the Year, which Oxford announced in December. The 2018 Word of the Year was TOXIC

Definition: Poisonous (either literally or figuratively). 

Example 1: I finally quit my job, and I'm so happy that I don't work in that toxic environment anymore. 

Example 2: He's from a family with many problems, including addiction. Even with this toxic home life, he's still a positive person. 

According to Oxford Dictionary, users searched for the word TOXIC in relation to many types of TOXIC situations and substances. The top 10 searches related to TOXIC were as follows:

-Chemical
-Masculinity
-Substance
-Gas
-Environment
-Relationship
-Culture
-Waste
-Algae
-Air


You can read all about why Oxford chose TOXIC as its Word of the Year at the following link:

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-of-the-year/word-of-the-year-2018

That's all for today. Thank you for reading!