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Why didn’t I know before now that the Oxford English Dictionary has a blog?

(Where I learn, among other things, that my birth-year new word is “noshery.”  I suppose I could try again and get a different one, but that would be cheating.)

And then, from YouTube, there’s this:  a song about Jólakötturinn , the Icelandic Christmas Cat (who is Not a Nice Kitty):

I think we have here an explanation for the Christmas Sweater tradition….