The Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary (HTOED) is a rich and wonderful collection of synonyms, some archaic and obsolete, others from slang and dialect, but all of them reflecting the long history and wide reach of the English language. Test your knowledge of them with this tough quiz!
He marched forward on to the lectern with the possessive insouciance of a hoodie swaggering on to his sink estate. [Guardian 5 October 2011] This evocative description of British PM David Cameron as he stepped up to address the recent Conservative Party Conference prompted me to think about the verb ‘swagger’ and how it’s often […]
Word of the Day: innocuous - not harmful or offensive... oxford.ly/1FYOkRi
ICYMI: Word of the Day: fortissimo - (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly... oxford.ly/1DRCI2D
Are the worlds of words and numbers really as separate as they seem? We take a look at mathematical expressions: oxford.ly/1M6AvUM