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.
words ending in -cracy
Bowdlerize (or bowdlerise) means ‘remove material that is considered improper or offensive from (a text or account), especially with the result that the text becomes weaker or less effective’.
Imogen Fowell illustrates the OED Word of the Day 'pulchrify'.
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Archaic and unusual names for relatives