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A book or film imagined as capable of freezing the blood of its audience; a terrifying book or film, a blood-curdler.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Heinrich Baumann (b. 1846).
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.