What's the latest English word you learned thanks to WK

There are so many old words that usually only show up in literature class.

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Both frood and yurt threw me for a loop

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Not strictly a word, but I thought a 公社 ‘public corporation’ was a corporation run by the government until googling it earlier today - turns out it’s just a company with stocks being traded on the exchanges :sweat_smile:

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Government-run corporations actually are a thing here in Canada (they’re called Crown Corporations), though I don’t know if they’re a thing in other countries as well.

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Draft beer (生ビール)
Not that I know beer related terms in any language. Well, except for Japanese and English now apparently.

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Sacrifice fly

Yep, it’s baseball again

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It still baffles me that anyone could think anything about alcohol (which involves cooking and fermenting over time) could be considered “raw”, “fresh”, or “natural”, but I guess that’s another conversation altogether. :joy:

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The “not 生” version would be pasteurized, so that’s the contrast they’re making. In that sense, I don’t think it’s that strange.

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melissophobic - an intense fear of bees. Courtesy of the WK forums and @brenty

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