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According to the OED the word 'detective' just didn’t occur to us in the sixteenth, seventeenth, or eighteenth centuries, from which we infer that we had no pressing need for it.
Among the slips of paper Arthur Maling used for his work on the letter W are the wrappers for at least five different varieties of chocolate.
It has been claimed that 52 percent of words in use aren’t included in dictionaries – is this true? Elyse Graham investigates how this figure arose, and suggests why it’s not quite right.
An Arnold Palmer is a refreshing, summery drink made by mixing equal parts iced tea and lemonade and named for the American professional golfer Arnold Palmer.
What is your least favourite English word? With our #OneWordMap you can now let the whole world know.
Do our lexicographers ever feel tempted to make up words in order to win a game of Scrabble?
OED appeals: shiok and sabo