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Experts confirmed this week the discovery of the world’s oldest message in a bottle, cast from a German ship in 1886 and washed up in Western Australia earlier this year. Its message? Inclusion rider, bronze ceiling, and Kimoji. Sadly, not. The note included information about who wrote it and where it was thrown overboard, all […]more
Please note: this blog post discusses language that some readers may find offensive. And you thought the 2016 US presidential election was shocking… Like the 2016 election, the 1876 election between Democrat Samuel J. Tilden and Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was one of just five where the winner of the popular vote, here Tilden, did […]more
2017, perhaps more than any other year in recent history, has seen an uptick of accusations of oversensitivity from across the political spectrum. Famous men accused (and sometimes convicted) of sexual harassment complain that women are being ‘too sensitive’. Conservative activists accuse college students of being ‘special snowflakes’ who can’t tolerate opposing views. On the […]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
The trending look-ups on OxfordDictionaries.com are often a good way to have a quick snapshot of the national and international topics of the day. These can be quite niche (we often see words turn up in UK trends that have featured on TV the night before; monkey parade and nosegay have both trended after being […]more