Tag: Oxford Dictionary of English
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Here at Oxford Dictionaries, not only do we have the pleasure of seeing all the words that you look up on our site each day, but we are also able to see all the weird and wonderful things that you type into our search-bar which, for whatever reason, our site is stumped by. This data […]more
As the year draws to a close, there is only one event on everyone’s minds here at Oxford Dictionaries HQ – and it ain’t Christmas. The announcement of our Word of the Year 2017 got us thinking about the highs and lows of the lexical year. Have you ever wondered which words are looked up […]more
It takes… 41 hours of continuous reading! That’s according to Christian Saunders, founder of Canguro English, who, along with a team of trusty volunteers, took on the Herculean task of reading every single word in the Oxford Dictionary of English on livestream this World Teachers’ Day to raise money for the education of refugees in […]more
Put down your fidget spinner, turn away from the popcorn movie, and switch off airplane mode, because we’ve updated Oxford Dictionaries. Take some time off from creating a face swap of you and your puggle. Don’t worry: we’ll try to be breviloquent, though feel free to give your deep dive in the comments. Fidget spinner From faithless […]more
Did you spend part of your staycation this year watching the World Cup and tweeting about the infuriating sound of the vuvuzela? A lot of people did. These words are now so familiar that it’s easy to forget how recently they were coined – staycation is first recorded in 2005, while Twitter wasn’t set up […]more