Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.
To shed (verb): to spill, to come off, to lose.
Shed (noun): A small cabin. Ideal for hiding when the world goes insane.
Shedding in January 2015
Bloodshed: Terrorism in Paris, massacres in Nigeria, wars everywhere — humans excel at this type of shedding.
Watershed Moment: A historic moment, like commemorating one tragedy (while ignoring others).
Things to shed
Shed Clothes: “I do not want to see your bum, but I will defend your right to get naked”- Voltaire
Shed Light: To illuminate a subject. Did you know that 10/10 murders end in death?
Shed Tears: What makes us human. That and our capacity for violence.
Things NOT to shed
Shed Hair: Not fun. Try losing your virginity instead.
Shed Skin: What are you, a snake? Oh you are? Carry on then.
Shed Blood: All this killing in the name of _______ (Insert motive here).