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Igpay atinlay, so they say. The Oxford English Dictionary gives references to the term pig Latin appearing in various sources since the 19th century. Sometimes used to refer to ‘incorrect’ or ‘bad’ Latin, it also refers to an invented version of a language used as a code. In this latter sense, it is commonly thought […]more
In January 1965, American singer Shirley Ellis reached #3 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with a tongue-twisting novelty song, The Name Game. Remarkably popular, the Name Game continues to pop up in various guises on a range of television programmes, including American Horror Story (season 2, episode 10) and The Big Bang Theory […]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 a glossary […]more