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History of English

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Words as old as the OED

When the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was finally completed in 1928, the world of 1857, when work on the dictionary began, must have seemed impossibly distant. Radio,…

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The OED in two minutes

Modern English includes words from a wide variety of different sources around the world. Patterns of word-borrowing over time reflect the changing demography of its speakers; cultural and economic influences…

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First World War Centenary

2014 marks the start of the first centenary of World War One and the Oxford English Dictionary will be exploring the language of the First World War throughout the centenary…

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