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Stacks of books

10 unusual words for book lovers

9 August is National Book Lovers Day in the USA, which is pretty much the best holiday ever. Not only do we get to celebrate books, but we get to celebrate the people who read books. Whether you’re reading at the gloaming (i.e. the best time of the day to read) or dawn, or in your […]

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8 words which share a birthday with the OED

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When W (yes, W) marked the end of the Dictionary


On 19 April 1928 the final section, or fascicle, of the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was published. Perhaps surprisingly, it covered the words in the range Wise to Wyzen; the fascicle dealing with X, Y, and Z had been published as long ago as 1921. This was because, for many years, there […]

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