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Unrepentant MEP refuses to back down or apologise over comments that caused storm of protest, insisting there was no racist intent behind phrase
If you know already, well done. If not, read on to find out about the gizmo with the silly name
Despite the fact that German is a better language than English for compound nouns, the latest addition to German dictionaries has a particularly British ring to it.
June's quarterly update to the Oxford English Dictionary includes a raft of technology-inspired words
Simon Usborne tries out Google Now - and finds the more it knows about you, the smarter it is
Pity the poor folk who invent product names; their lives are about to become very complicated
The White House has been forced to deny that President Barack Obama was involved in granting clearance to the hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé, for a recent trip to Cuba.
London officers given courses in dealing with public in Spanish, Polish, Russian, Arabic…
"Right-wing" is the only appropriate description for Nigel Farage's party
‘Tax arrangements’ turn out to be arrangements by which you arrange to not pay any tax.
Writers of The Thick of It have been credited with creating the Oxford Dictionaries UK Word of the Year. ‘Omnishambles’ is defined as “a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations”.
This week the Independent's pedant-in-chief considers the stars, takes on "whet" vs "wet", and severs a misunderstanding
Will Self may have missed out on his first Booker prize to Hilary Mantel, but he can take consolation in creating the best photobomb in the history of the Bookers. Which may not be too much consolation for losing the £50,000 bounty but it's, well, something.
"Young people invent words all the time," said John Morse, the president of Merriam-Webster, the publishing company that printed the first American dictionary in 1828.
Our legendary pedant on hunting in and outdoors, the art of not giving everything away, and Boris Johnson's sporting achievements
As Liz Shaw, companion to the third incarnation of Doctor Who, played by Jon Pertwee, Caroline John brought to the programme an intelligence not previously seen in the Time Lord's assistants. On top of tackling action sequences with the usual gusto displayed by them, the scientist could understand the Doctor's techno-babble and he treated her as an equal.