The Australian English phrase 'dry as a dead dingo’s donger' is used to convey extreme thirst.
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.
Do our lexicographers ever feel tempted to make up words in order to win a game of Scrabble?
What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus!