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What are the shortest words in English?

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important” – Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes …

Sherlock Holmes

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1. Busuu<p>This language-learning app features more than 3,000 words and expressions and covers a wide range of topics through comprehensive vocabulary …

What is the longest English word?

What is the longest English word?<p>The longest words in Oxford Dictionaries are:<p><b>antidisestablishmentarianism</b> - opposition to the disestablishment of …

Language

The foreign words that seem like English – but aren’t

Pseudo-anglicisms are words in other languages that seem like English but aren’t. Though some people are still concerned about them creeping into use, writes Matthew Anderson.<p>Before a special night out, a glamorous Parisienne might treat herself to <i>un brushing</i>, at which her hair will be blow-dried …

Language

Speaking a second language changes how you see the world

There are two versions of the writer Lauren Collins. There is the English-speaking Lauren, who, presumably, is the Lauren primarily responsible for …

Why Americans and the British Spell English Words Differently

Have you ever wondered why Americans and Brits spell English differently? How are colour and color the same word? Centre and center? What’s up with …

The Power of Vocabulary

April 14, 2012<p>I learned that the process of new words entering common vocabulary is called “lexicalization” today.<p>When designing a new program, you …

Vocabulary