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Tex-Mex terms in English

 

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines Tex-Mex as ‘a Texan style of cooking using Mexican ingredients and characterized…

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Charlotte Elizabeth Diana: what’s in a royal baby name?

 

When Prince George of Cambridge was born, the OUP blog took the occasion to examine the history of the names given to baby,…