What’s the difference between braces and suspenders?

This week we are looking at some words that are used differently in British and American English: braces and suspenders. braces In British English, braces can refer to a pair of straps worn over the shoulders for holding up the trousers. He also wore… Read More

French word of the week: baisser

This series of weekly blogs takes a closer look at words from our French dictionaries. The word we're focusing on this week is the French verb 'baisser'. Read More

French word of the week: plat

This series of weekly blogs takes a closer look at words from our French dictionaries. The word we're focusing on this week is the French noun and adjective 'plat'. Read More

Global Beatles Day

This Saturday 25 June is Global Beatles Day. Yes, that’s right: such a worldwide influence have the Beatles had that a day in the year is devoted to them and their legacy. They were the soundtrack to the lives of many people… Read More