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What is an octothorpe?

In the 1960s engineers at Bell Labs were designing the first touch keyboard telephones.

Five popular phrases associated with the Titanic?

1. And the band played on...

How fast is the English language expanding?

According to new research, the English language has doubled in size over the last century and continues to grow 'by 8,500 words a year and now stands at 1,022,000 words.'

How did Japanese words enter the English language?

Oxford English Dictionary editor, John Simpson, explains how Japanese words entered English in three distinct historical phases.