From one of the first Mr Men and one of the seven dwarves to happy hour, happy is a word that crops up from childhood onwards.
Have you ever wondered whether a penguin is a bird, or whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable? Here you'll find a collection of answers to interesting questions.
Learn new and unfamiliar words which you probably won’t need in everyday conversation or writing, but which are fun, interesting, and unusual.
Find out how 'bug' came to mean 'an error in a computer program or system' and whether or not a real insect contributed to the origin of the term.
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Explore the lengthiest words in English, and find out what the longest place name in Britain is.
Do you fancy yourself something of a Shakespeare scholar? Can you separate falchion, scimitar, and poniard?
Do you know your hangi from your hongi? New Zealand English is the latest in our series of quizzes testing your knowledge