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Word of the day for September 8
split infinitive n
  1. (grammar) An infinitive with one or more modifiers inserted between the to and the verb.
PointingHand.svg The first episode of the original Star Trek television series aired in the United States on this day in 1966. A voiceover at the start included the phrase “to boldly go where no man has gone before”, which is often cited as an example of a split infinitive.

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Word of the day for September 16
hombre n
  1. (chiefly US, in Spanish-speaking contexts, slang) A man, a chap, a guy; especially a Hispanic or Spanish man.
PointingHand.svg Today is Día de la Independencia (Independence Day) in Mexico.

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Word of the day for September 22
isimbongi n
  1. (chiefly South Africa) A praise singer, a traditional bard in Zulu culture; an imbongi.
PointingHand.svg ‘Shaka’ kaSenzangakhona, also known as Shaka Zulu, who was one of the most influential monarchs of the Zulu Kingdom, died on this day in 1828.

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