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Embracing Random Questions

Have you ever wondered why love and passion reside in the heart? Or why women wear bras? Or maybe why popcorn is a popular snack at movie theatres? I have considered these questions – and over the past fifteen years, another 160 or so similarly variable, and seemingly off-topic, questions... Read more >
















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From which language did English acquire the word 'checkmate'?

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No easy problems ever come to the President of the United States. If they are easy to solve, somebody else has solved them.


FEBRUARY 21, 2019

What’s new in February 2019

This month two new Quick Reference titles have been added to the site. Find out more >

FEBRUARY 5, 2019

Q & A with: Lise Fontaine

Discover more about our Oxford Reference authors in a new     "Q & A" series. 

JANUARY 31, 2019

Embracing Random Questions

Embracing Random Questions