The carnival in Rio de Janeiro kicks off on 5 February, so the next five days will once again see the Brazilian city playing
Have you ever wondered whether a penguin is a bird, or whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable? Here you'll find a collection of answers to peculiar questions.
Learn new and unfamiliar words which you probably won’t need in everyday conversation or writing, but which are fun, interesting, and unusual.
Find out how 'bug' came to mean 'an error in a computer program or system' and whether or not a real insect contributed to the origin of the term.
Oxford Dictionaries for Children have teamed up with BBC Radio 2 to find the most talented young writers.
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Explore the lengthiest words in English, and find out what the longest place name in Britain is.
Enid Blyton (1897 – 1968) was an English writer of children’s books published from 1922 until her death in 1968. Among her
OxfordDictionaries.com is adding the nouns apology tour and nonapology. These additions represent two related steps in the