Do our lexicographers ever feel tempted to make up words in order to win a game of Scrabble?
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An OED editor answers some more of your questions

 

When we took to Twitter and Facebook to ask you to send us your questions about language and lexicography the last time,…

Random questions

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.

Weird and wonderful words

Learn new and unfamiliar words which you probably won’t need in everyday conversation or writing, but which are fun, interesting, and unusual.

Was the first computer ‘bug’ a real insect?

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.

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We are delighted to announce that the new Oxford Dictionaries Premium site is now available to access for all current Oxford Dictionaries subscribers.

A new home for subscribers

We are delighted to announce that the new Oxford Dictionaries Premium site is now available to access for all current Oxford Dictionaries subscribers.

The woodlouse has had many different names, depending on which part of Britain you’re in: we take a look at some of the regional variations.
OxfordWords blog

The many names of the woodlouse

 

You’re probably familiar with the woodlouse, but (unless they happen to be your field of study), you probably haven’t given…

Weird and wonderful words from the Canadian Oxford Dictionary starting with the letter c.
OxfordWords blog

On reading the Canadian Oxford Dictionary: the letter C

 

As part of an occasional series, guest blogger Nikki (@exitsideway) talks us through her ongoing project to read every word…