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Dictionary Day is Coming…

We’re just five days away from Dictionary Day, the annual celebration of all things lexicographical held every 16th of October. Commemorating the anniversary of Noah Webster’s birth in 1758, it’s largely an opportunity for US school teachers to organize classroom activities encouraging students to build their dictionary skills and to exult in the joy of […]

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The Lowly Hyphen: Reports of Its Death are Greatly Exaggerated

When a new edition of a dictionary is published, you never know what people are going to pick up on as noteworthy. Last week, when the sixth edition of the ‘Shorter Oxford English Dictionary’ was officially launched, much of the surrounding publicity had to do with the all the brand-new material.

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