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Varieties of English

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Bunny hug Canadian English

How good is your World English?

Do you know what a ‘tackie’, a ‘backie’, or a ‘bunny hug’ is? The Oxford English Dictionary is asking for your help in identifying and recording those distinctive words and…

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Release notes: Indian English

In the four centuries that English has been present in India, the language has played a number of important roles in Indian society—first arriving as a foreign tongue used by…

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Release notes: Beltway

The lexicographical byways of the political highway If you are British then you quite possibly have not heard of a beltway before; if you are American you might read or hear the…

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Release notes: Canada and the OED

Good day and welcome to the Great White North! 2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary and, fittingly, the March update includes Canada and Canadian, along with associated people, animals, and plants…

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