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Oxford’s word window: week four

We are now in week four of our Word Window series – in which we display an Oxford Word of the Week, culled from The Oxford English Dictionary in the windows of our NYC office on Madison between 34th and 35th street.

Last week’s word was: Rashomon n.: Designating something resembling or suggestive of the film Rashomon, esp. in being characterized by multiple conflicting or differing versions, perspectives, or interpretations.

In case you aren’t in NYC or didn’t get a chance to walk by the office here is what it looked like:

This week’s word is: Mondegreen

Stop by the window to see its definition, or check back on the blog next week!

Featured Image Credit: ‘Shutters’, Photo by psaudio, CC0 Public Domain, via pixabay.

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  1. […] Last week’s word was: Mondegreen n.: A misunderstood or misinterpreted word or phrase resulting from a mishearing, esp. of the lyrics to a song.. […]

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