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Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary: Crystal Explains

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK
Annie Martirosyan

I may as well be a biased reviewer of David Crystal's books given that Words in Time and Place is the 30th book by the author to find a place on my sp...

An Oxford Companion to Valentine's Day

Daniel Parker | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Parker

It's a question as old as time: do you eat out for Valentine's Day or brave the kitchen yourself in a foolhardy attempt to impress your partner? On the one hand, if you dine out, you won't burn your kitchen down, desperately scraping ashen steak chops off the oven walls as your love weeps into her napkin.

I'm Dreaming of an OSEO Christmas

Daniel Parker | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Parker

For many, Christmas is personified by mulled wine, mince pies, and The Muppet's Christmas Carol. For Ben Jonson, it was a man dressed in strange clothes. Each to their own I suppose.

How Harry Nilsson's Troubled Childhood Inspired Great Songs

Alyn Shipton | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alyn Shipton

Right through his life, Nilsson went on pouring his life and experiences into his lyrics, and there are few artists whose life can be traced, song by song, album by album, as graphically as his. His split from his second wife, his experiences of drugs and alcohol, and his final, fulfilled family life with his third wife Una...

Oh, I say! Brits win Wimbledon

Philip Carter | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Sport
Philip Carter

In recent years it's become a feature of the British summer season. Whether or not tennis is your game, for two weeks in June/July a nation dares to hope. We've been getting closer--first, with Come on Tim! Henman and now Andy Murray. Today the collective sentiment is more expectation than flight of fantasy, though the reality remains elusive. It hasn't always been so.

An Oxford Companion to Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse

Daniel Parker | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Daniel Parker

As May is International Zombie Awareness Month, I offer my bloodied hand to guide you through the five things you need to know to survive a zombie apocalypse... armed only with some of Oxford University Press's finest online products and a ferocious temper. Are you ready? Let's go!

Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage - Still Topical

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 07.04.2013 | Home
Annie Martirosyan

The Dictionary on the whole speaks about the extraordinary skill and expertise of Fowler as a lexicographer and linguist. A thing about the Dictionary that endears most perhaps is the author's genuine enthusiasm.

Lolz These New Dictionary Entries Are Totally Ridic

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

Lolz, listen up tweeps, here’s a hat tip to my OH, you have to check out this photobombing micro pig, it’s totally ridic! Mwahahaha! Still wit...

Lolz These New Dictionary Entries Are Totally Ridic

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Lolz, listen up tweeps, here’s a hat tip to my OH, you have to check out this photobombing micro pig, it’s totally ridic! Mwahahaha! Still wit...

You're Only Going to Understand What I Mean By Peng if You're My Kind of Person...

Professor Julie Coleman | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Julie Coleman

Newspapers have been reporting that Sheffield Springs Academy has decided to ban slang in an attempt to improve their students' employability. By all means teach them how to speak appropriately, but isn't that like telling children not to put peas up their nose?

Worlds Aids Day: Why is Research Still Important?

Dr Martin S. Hirsch | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK
Dr Martin S. Hirsch

We are not near having an effective preventative HIV vaccine, nor is a cure for those already infected on the immediate horizon.