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Brexit is the term commonly used for the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union
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Word trends after the referendum


The trending look-ups on are often a good way to have a quick snapshot of the national and international…

Questions about language

Why is the alphabet arranged the way it is? How many words are there in the English language? Get the answers to some intriguing language questions.

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Cita de la semana

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

George Santayana


Spanish-born philosopher and critic

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Brush up on your knowledge of music terminology with this short quiz.
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How well do you know music terminology?


Glastonbury may be over, but the festival summer has just started. Brush up on your knowledge of music terminology with this…