There's a powerful story behind today's Dictionary.com 'Word of the Day' squib

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Words are powerful beyond measure, but they hold different meanings for each person.

With that truth in mind, Save the Children — an international organization that fights for children's rights – enlisted the help of Dictionary.com to show how definitions can vary under different circumstances.

On Thursday, Dictionary.com chose "SOS," a noun defined as “any call for help,” as its Word of the Day to raise awareness of the 357 million children currently living in conflict zones around the world. 

In a new report titled The War on Children, Save the Children found that one in six kids around the world live within 30 miles of a conflict zone. The 15% of children in the world affected by war — in places like Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia — encounter dangerous challenges that have a major impact on their housing situations, family members, education, and leisure activities.  Read more...

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