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As part of our #OED90 activities we're going to be highlighting some of the fascinating titbits our editors learn on a day-to-day basis while they work on the OED.
So, to kick things off… "#TodayILearned that George Orwell wasn't the first person to use 'thought crime' and 'thought police': these terms had both been used in similar senses in the 1930s, in translations from Japanese."
#TodayILearned that the song ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious‘ was the subject of a copyright infringement suit brought in 1965 against the makers of the film Mary Poppins by two songwriters who, in 1949, had released a song called ‘Supercalafajalistickespialadojus’.
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