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The devil is in the detail.
The devil is in the detail.

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I came across this very thing in the client's office today, and once again the Oxford blog has a sterling explanation of a very common issue.

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/that-or-which?q=That+or+which
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However one feels about the military, its internal colloquialisms have always proved to be a deep and rich vein of colourful and expressive language. However, the roots of such creative idioms are not always well documented. Perhaps you can help the OED pin one of them down?

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2016/05/oed-appeals-crap-hat/
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There was an interesting discussion in the client's office the other afternoon about the ongoing evolution of hyphenated, compound and hybrid words. What can I say? Put half a dozen word-nerds in an inadequately ventilated room on a hot day, and these things happen.

Purely by coincidence, I'd been attracted to this very article earlier that day (mainly by the handsome thumbnail image).

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2013/07/zebra-crossings/
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I recently had the great pleasure of spending some weeks on site with a favourite client, and this very subject came up for discussion in the office.

http://www.theguardian.com/media/mind-your-language/2016/mar/04/quotations-within-quotations-the-russian-doll-of-punctuation
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I had to deal with this very issue on behalf of a client today.

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2015/04/stationary-or-stationery/
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By pure coincidence, I came across this article on the same day I was puzzled by someone referring to >, the greater-than sign, as "a carrot".

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2015/03/signs-and-symbols-the-names-of-punctuation-marks/
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Regional variations in English usage and the world’s least-secret secret agent? With this article, the Guardian is really spoiling us.
 
Interesting that they’ve chosen to spell “Americanisation” with an S, mind. I’d quite like to have a glance at their style guide.
 
http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2015/dec/07/james-bond-spectre-americanisation
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Here’s a little lunchtime reading. Is anyone else hungry now?
 
http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/11/sandwich-etymology/
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