grunge
OxfordWords blog

Grungespeak: the greatest language hoax of the 1990s

 

In honor of April Fools’ Day, we take a look back at one of the great language hoaxes of the past several decades. Back…

Questions about language

Why is the alphabet arranged the way it is? How many words are there in the English language? Get the answers to some intriguing language questions.

Word of the day vacuous
Pronunciation: ˈvakyo͞oəs
adjective
showing a lack of thought or intelligence...

Oxford Dictionaries Community

Talk to fellow word-lovers across the globe, ask language questions, and share your expertise.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

New Spanish words

Sometimes there is a perfect translation for a word, sometimes you need to borrow from another language…

knock
OxfordWords blog

Poll: what do you call knocking on a door and running away?

 

This isn't the world's most innovative or funny prank, and we certainly don't want to encourage people to try it at home…