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Salaries, dragons, and musk: rooting around in the spice rack

 

As the Bard said, "That time of year thou mayst in me behold" a pumpkin-spice latte–or beer, bubble gum, even burgers, such…

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Which everyday English words came from Arabic?

 

To celebrate the launch of our new Oxford Arabic Dictionary, we're taking a look at English words of Arabic origin. Using…

Is Arabic a single language?

We take a look at the language situation in the Arabic-speaking world.

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    Exploring the language of longitude

     

    Words can be difficult and scary. Everyone has words that they can’t spell or can’t pronounce. I always say rhetoric wrong,…

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    Clarity about ‘the gay thing’

     

    Sometimes, we say what we don’t really mean. ‘You look really tired’, for example, when we mean to be caring rather than…

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