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Treated as plural. A former major grouping of the animal kingdom including invertebrates with no distinct nervous system.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Annals of Philosophy. From scientific Latin Acrita from ancient Greek ἄκριτος undistinguishable, undecided, doubtful, not giving judgement + scientific Latin -a.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.