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Some words get all the attention. Presidential coinages such as covfefe and misunderestimate become fodder for an endless succession of jokes. Words for annoying behaviors such as mansplaining and humblebragging become talking points in the eternal quest to annihilate our annoyances. Beautiful words get lots of love (hello, serendipity) and corporate buzzwords get heaps of […]more
Those familiar with the 90s film You’ve Got Mail may remember the line, ‘When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way no other reading in your whole life does’. Well, until today you can’t possibly have known the extreme truth of that line. In this […]more
Game of Thrones, the HBO fantasy series that is probably not only your favorite show, but also the favorite show of the people who make your other favorite show, returns to screens on July 16. We at Oxford Dictionaries are here to help you manage the wait in the only way we know how: with […]more
Native to the forests of Asia, this feline has snuck its way into several common – and a few less common – terms and phrases over the years. Besides referring to the cat, the word tiger is also used to describe someone ‘fierce, determined, or ambitious’. Thanks to the cat’s distinctive markings, the word is […]more