thank you
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How to say ‘thank you’ in 28 languages


Thanksgiving may often be seen as a thoroughly American affair, but variations of this celebration exist in other parts of…

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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Quote of the week

“All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.”

Alexandre Dumas


French writer

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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.

Which Alice in Wonderland character am I?
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Which ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ character are you?


Are you the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, or one Lewis Carroll's other surreal creations? Celebrate the 150th anniversary…

Advise and advice
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‘Advise’ and ‘advice’: what’s the difference?


What's the difference between advise and advice? Watch our video to find out. …