How good is your World 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 phrases that, while utterly familiar to you, turn out to be baffling to people from other parts of the English-speaking world.

Share your suggestions using our OED Appeals form, or join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #WordsWhereYouAre.

For a little inspiration, why not take our Words Where You Are quiz and test your knowledge of a selection of regionalisms recorded in the dictionary from all over the world?

 

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