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What is schmutter?

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schmutter [ˈʃmʌtə]  noun

What is bitcoin? How do you use it?

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Bitcoin is a digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. It is currently trading at close to it highest ever value against major currencies

Where does the word OK come from?

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The word OK entered American English in the 19th century and is now one of the most popular in the language. But there is little agreement as to its origins.

What is an octothorpe?

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

How did Japanese words enter the English language?

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

What is an intellectual? Where does the word come from?

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