The Battenberg Cake was given its current name to celebrate the 1884 marriage of Prince Louis of Battenberg to a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, also called Victoria.
To date, region-specific pronunciations for words from 10 varieties of English have been added to the OED, namely Scottish, Irish, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, South African, Caribbean, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysian, and Philippine English.
Do our lexicographers ever feel tempted to make up words in order to win a game of Scrabble?
The woodlouse has had many different names, depending on which part of Britain you’re in: we take a look at some of the regional variations.
Weird and wonderful words from the Canadian Oxford Dictionary starting with the letter c.
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