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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl Word of the Week: poison

poison (noun) To tie-in with Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year, ‘toxic’, our Roald Dahl Word of the Week is ‘poison’. Definition: Something that will kill you or make you ill if you swallow it. Example: ‘If I was unlucky enough to be married to Mrs Snoddy, I would drink something a bit stronger than … Read more

BBC 500 Words 2018

2018 Oxford Children’s Word of the Year: Plastic

Plastic has been revealed as the Children’s Word of the Year by Oxford University Press for the BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words Competition. British children have once again shown themselves to be fabulously inventive, funny and socially astute. This year, more than 134,000 children entered the competition and the team at Oxford Children’s Dictionaries have … Read more