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Varieties of English

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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New Filipino words list

Here you can find a list of the new Filipino words and senses added to the OED in the June 2015 update. advanced adj. bahala na int. balikbayan n. baon n. barangay n. barkada…

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South African English

The English language in South Africa (SAE) dates from the arrival of the British at the Cape of Good Hope in 1795. As was the case in most colonies, English…

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Canadian English

Until fairly recently, Canadian English was a severely understudied national variety of English. Reliable sociolinguistic data of a national scope has been especially hard to come by and, until the…

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North-east English dialects

The first citation in the OED entry for pitmatic—the language of the miners and pit villages of the north-east of England—is taken from The Times of 21 August 1885, in…

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East Anglian English

Linguistic East Anglia is a lot smaller than it was two hundred years ago, as the English of London and the Home Counties has encroached on the region; but East…

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