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Word play

12.09.45: NEW WORDS included in the latest edition of the Chambers 21st-Century Dictionary include 'twirk', meaning a person who travels daily to a place of employment (from 'I'm off to work');

Also, 'gobslot', the voice-bar on a voice-activated machine; 'stroof', communications expert (possibly a corruption of 'it's the truth'); 'owls', Oldies With Loot; and 'shah-pahs', a pejorative term for the few surviving