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Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Stanley (1625–1678), poet and classical scholar. From classical Latin acroāticus and its etymon ancient Greek ἀκροατικός of or for hearing, designed for hearing only from ἀκροατής hearer, disciple + -ικός.
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.