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.
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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…

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.

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

David Brent The Office
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The awkward language of David Brent and The Office

 

‘David, some words would be useful here’: a sentence of exasperation from Neil Godwin, David Brent’s nemesis in the mockumentary…