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On International Women’s Day, we shine the spotlight on 10 women without whom the OED would not be what it is today.

Oxford University Press's Word of the Year for 2014: VAPE. Originally an abbreviation of vapor or vaporize, it refers to inhaling & exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.

Oxford University Press's Word of the Year for 2014: VAPE. Originally an abbreviation of vapor or vaporize, it refers to inhaling & exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.

There is a very specific language of Gothic and horror literature that has its roots buried deep in the history of English.

Dedicatoria de Juan Carlos Onetti en "Dejemos hablar al viento" (1979): «Para Julio Cortázar, que abrió un boquete respiratorio en la literatura, tan anciana, la pobre. Con cariño no literario, Onetti»

The BFG by Roald Dahl: word-match activity. A word-match activity that looks at some of the quirky vocabulary used in The BFG.