Judy Pearsall (OUP’s Reference Publishing Manager) explains how you might call someone “stupid” in Old English.
The answer to Gordon Thompson’s riddle.
Cats brighten our days.
What Kirsty has been reading in Oxford this week.
Ammon Shea explores the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Mark Peters explains when and how to properly use the f-word and its variations.
The podictionary word of the week is “glass”.
Professor Christian Kay reflects on her 40 years’ work on the HTOED.
A tricky riddle from Gordon Thompson.
How could you use the HTOED to rewrite the Gettysburg Address?
Anatoly Liberman responds to readers’ questions and comments.
Professor Paul Cartledge on the cities of Ancient Greece.
Dennis Baron, author of A Better Pencil, talks about whether or not we’ll all be authors by 2013.
Harm de Blij looks at Afghanistan and Vietnam.
Elvin Lim on Sarah Palin.
The Historical Thesarus of the Oxford English Dictionary: Some fun facts and figures
Historial Thesaurus Week
Some facts and figures about the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary.