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Awks – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog

Awks – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog  You know the situation when you and a friend are talking about someone, and that person overhears you? In the past, you might have described this situation as ‘awkward’, but now you can describe … Continue reading

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Fangirls and fandom – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog

Fangirls and fandom – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog  Have you ever found yourself ‘fangirling’ over a celebrity? Which ‘fandoms’ do you belong to? Do you ‘ship’ any characters in your favourite TV show? If the above questions have left you … Continue reading

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Languages change all the time – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog (Dec 07, 2016)

Languages change all the time – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog (Dec 07, 2016) If you have studied the English language at school, college or university you will know that it has changed since its beginnings to the present time. For further reading, … Continue reading

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Hygge | Word of the Month – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog (Nov 29, 2016)

Hygge | Word of the Month  – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog (Nov 29, 2016) People around the world have long benefited from what Denmark has to offer those who live outside its borders. For further reading, visit “Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog”. … Continue reading

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Listicle – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog (Oct 10, 2016)

Listicle It’s difficult to go on any social media site without quickly coming across a link to a list of “mind-blowing facts”, “reasons why…” or “mistakes you might be making”. This increasingly popular form of online content has become known … Continue reading

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Bae | Word of the Month – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog (Sep 01, 2016)

Bae Scrolling idly through Instagram about six months ago I saw a photo of a young couple staring into each other’s eyes with soppy expressions on their faces. So far, so predictable. What briefly caught my ever-editorial eye, however, was … Continue reading

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Mansplain (Word of the Month) – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog (Aug 01, 2016)

Mansplain Writers have always enjoyed inventing words. Lewis Carroll and Roald Dahl, two of our favourite authors, created whole lexicons of new words as part of the worlds they imagined (see previous blog posts). One of the best-loved poems in … Continue reading

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On fleek – Spread the Word, Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog

On fleek ‘Eyebrows on fleek!’ I said to myself approvingly this morning as I cast a final glance in the mirror before leaving for work. An odd turn of phrase, meaning in this context ‘perfectly groomed or styled’, but one … Continue reading

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Brexit – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog (May 31, 2016)

Brexit – Oxford Learners Dictionaries Blog (May 31, 2016) Users of the English language love to put two existing words together to make a brand new word. They’ve been doing it for hundreds of years quite freely and prolifically. This … Continue reading

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