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with object To make characteristic of Babel; to bring into a state of confusion; especially to render (language or a language) incoherent or unintelligible.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Cyril Tourneur (d. 1626), writer and soldier. From Babel + -ize.
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.