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The missus is banned

Titles such as Mr and Mrs could be banned because they are 'not inclusive of transgender people'. Oxford Council in the UK want gender specific...

There’s a Cunting Cunt in the English Dictionary

Four different forms of the word 'cunt' have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, and they're all spectacular. There were nine hundred new entries and...

On this day…in 1931

David Cornwell, later known as spy novelist John le Carre, is born on this day in Poole, England. Le Carre's father was a charming, dishonest...

On this day…in 1618

Sir Walter Raleigh was an English explorer, soldier and writer who was imprisoned in the Tower of London and eventually put to death after...

The truth about “Breast Oggling”

Just 18 years old and fresh from a Church of England girls’ school, I couldn’t wait to read history at Oxford University. I’d imagined a...

Better to have a fat arse than a fat belly

Scientists at Oxford University have found that storing fat in your bottom, rather than stomach, cuts levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and raises the...

On this day…in 1884

On this day in 1884, the first portion, or fascicle, of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), considered the most comprehensive and accurate dictionary of...

‘Sexting’ is now part of our language

Sexting, retweeting and even the painfully revealing mankini swimsuit made famous by the movie character Borat all feature in a new edition of Britain's...

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