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New word: Humanium

By Melissa

Humans love to muck around with words, and language is always changing. There’s no greater delight for people who like words than to trip over an intriguing new term, a creative misspelling or a made-up word. Herewith begins an occasional series about words misplaced, misspelt or made up.

And first cab off the rank is: Humanium, a metal made from destructed firearms.

Someone is shot every minute. So, a few less guns can only be a good thing. Some clever clogs in Sweden have come up with Humanium, a new material made of recycled metal from gun destruction programs. Its chosen name says a lot, as taking weapons out of circulation improves the lives of people in countries where gun violence is undermining development.

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