ICYMI: Word of the Day: veristic - (Of art or literature) extremely or strictly naturalistic oxford.ly/1f06E5x
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Test your Canadian English on #CanadaDay: oxford.ly/1GNdL77
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The @OED’s researchers currently date ‘parmo’ to 2003 – can you help us find earlier evidence of the word? oxford.ly/1KsnGWR
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Of Cabbages and Kings: five ways to talk about translation oxford.ly/1gI8oPx pic.twitter.com/xSkvXaXvTE
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How many words are there in the English language? oxford.ly/RBTy25
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Quiz: it’s or its?
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Quiz: which opposite came first?
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OED appeals: can you help us find earlier evidence of the word ‘bookmobile’?
Copyediting your own work: 6 simple rules for success
Swear words, etymology, and the history of English
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Quiz: ‘compliment’ or ‘complement’?
Weather idioms: rain
Quote of the Week: Umberto Eco
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Video: what is the origin of the word ‘OK’?
OED appeals: can you help us find earlier evidence of the word ‘numpty’?
Japanese gendered speech
The history of the word ‘hip’
Did you know that James Murray… was for several years an advocate of spelling reform?