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12 nouns that are always plurals
From trousers to shenanigans, find out why these nouns are always used in the plural form.
10 historical insults from the OED
13 foreign words that sound rude in English
7 emotions that English doesn’t have a word for
8 unexpected origins of everyday phrases
Quizzes & Games
Quiz: can you complete the book title?
We assume that you love words, and that probably means you love books. It’s time to put that love to the test: can you complete the titles of these novels?
OED timeline challenge: can you guess when these words entered the English language?
Do you know when 'laugh' entered the English language? Take the OED Timeline Challenge and find out if you are a lexical brainiac (1975)
Oxford Global Languages
Our exciting new initiative to build dictionary resources for 100 of the world’s languages and to make them available online.Find out more
Quote of the week
"Good words do not last long unless they amount to something."