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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