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Illustrating the OED Word of the Day

 

Have you ever wondered what those OED Words of the Day look like? If you have, then you are in luck! Every week, we feature…

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.

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“Never trust a dog with orange eyebrows.”

Terry Pratchett

(1948–2015)

English fantasy writer

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male and female animals
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What are the names for male and female animals?

 

We previously looked at the names for specific baby animals, so now it’s time to turn our attention to words for male and…