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Borrowed words: editing the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

 

I have been Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations for over 15 years, and the interest of the work is as keen as ever.…

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Word of the day impudicity
Pronunciation: ˌimpyəˈdisitē
noun
lack of modesty

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America’s War on Language

 

2014 marks the centennial of World War I, time to take a closer look at one of its offshoots, America's little-known War…