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Video: what is the origin of the term ‘brass monkey’?


In this video, we look at the various theories about the origin of the expression brass monkey. Find more information about…

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6 words for kissing for International Kissing Day


To celebrate International Kissing Day, we’re taking a look in the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary…