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Wiktionary:Word of the day/FAQ

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Frequently asked questions about Wiktionary’s Word of the DayEdit

Why are ‘foreign words’ featured as English words of the day?Edit

Throughout its history, the English language has absorbed words and phrases from foreign languages. Here are some examples:

Once a foreign word has become established in English texts and is no longer treated as foreign, then it is rightly regarded as an English word even though it may "look foreign" due to different pronunciation or spelling conventions. Thus, there is no reason why such a word should not be featured on Word of the Day.