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31 commonly confused words to watch out for


Let’s be honest: English can be a really confusing language. There are pairs upon pairs of words that seem specially designed…

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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What is the longest English word?

Explore the lengthiest words in English, and find out what the longest place name in Britain is.

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OxfordWords blog

Video: practice or practise?


Should you use practice or practise? Well, it depends where you are in the world, and whether you want a noun or a verb.…

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OxfordWords blog

5 cartoons of confused words


Do you like walking around with bear feet? What would you take with you to a dessert island? There are many words in the…