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Words from Nine Worlds – one year on

 

Oxford Dictionaries are always on the lookout for new language to consider for inclusion. Research is not restricted to printed…

How do we decide whether a new word should be included in an Oxford dictionary?

Discover how we monitor and research language in order to decide which words to include in our dictionaries.

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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.

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What does ‘bun’ mean to you?

 

A recent poll on OxfordDictionaries.com showed that 37% of our users would call a bread roll a bun, which makes it second…