Since last week (February 26-March 2), The Local has been including a “Word of the Week” in at least one story on every weekday.
We’re encouraging readers to keep a close eye on our stories to see if they can ferret out exactly which word has been chosen to add a bit of linguistic spice to our texts.
Following our mention of the Word of the Week in last week’s Fridayemail, a number of readers submitted their guesses via Twitter including “gobsmacked” and “Estelle”, the name of Sweden’s newest princess.
However, the Word of the Week for February 26-March 2 (known as “Week 9″ in Sweden) was:
Indeed, blistering, defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “extremely intense or severe” or “very rapid” appeared in the following five stories last week:
According to online English-Swedish dictionary Tyda.se, the Swedish translations for “blistering” include” brännande”, “svidande” or “hastig”.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the new Word of the Week in stories published this week. The word will be revealed here next week.