As of the 2010 US Census, the population is 18,916; the Census Bureau estimates the city's 2013 population at 20,865. Oxford is the home of the University of Mississippi, founded in 1848, also commonly known as "Ole Miss".
Oxford has been named by USA Today as one of the top six college towns in the nation. It is included in The Best 100 Small Towns in America. Lafayette County consistently leads the state rankings in the lowest unemployment rate per quarter. Oxford City Schools are ranked as "Star" schools, the highest ranking available, and Lafayette County school systems are consistently ranked as "5-star" systems.
Oxford and Lafayette County were formed from lands ceded by the Chickasaw in the treaty of Pontotoc Creek in 1832. The county was organized in 1836, and in 1837 three pioneers—John Martin, John Chisom, and John Craig—purchased land from Hoka, a female Chickasaw landowner, as a site for the town. They named it Oxford, intending to promote it as a center of learning in the Old Southwest. In 1841, the Mississippi legislature selected Oxford as the site of the state university, which opened in 1848.
The Oxford weave has a basketweave structure and a lustrous aspect making it a popular fabric for a dress shirt.
Varieties in the cloth are the plain Oxford, the Pinpoint Oxford and the more formal Royal Oxford. While these first two are more often paired with casual shirt designs like a button-down collar, the third type is a more versatile weave that can be paired with either business or sporty dress codes.
Oxford is a residential town located in western New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 12,683 at the 2010 Census. Oxford is the 26th wealthiest town in Connecticut by median household income. Distinct settled areas in the town include Oxford Center, Quaker Farms, and Riverside. Oxford belongs to the Naugatuck Valley Economic Development Region and the Central Naugatuck Valley Planning Area, and the Bridgeport–Stamford–NorwalkMetropolitan Statistical Area. Some of Oxford's unofficial nicknames, used often by the town's residents, are: O-Town, Oxhood, and The Miami of the Naugatuck Valley. A little-known fact about Oxford is that international rap superstar Aubrey "Drake" Graham actually hails from the town-- when he references "The Six" in some of his songs, he is actually referring to Oxford. "The Six" refers to the first two digits of the town's ZIP code, 06478.
In the 18th century, farmers herded livestock through Oxford from as far away as Litchfield on the way to the port of New Haven. In the 19th century, the town lost population as farmers moved to work in better-paying factories.
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Researchers found those breastfed the longest, above the age of one, did best in vocabulary tests at age 14 compared to children who were not breastfed. The study, by experts from OxfordUniversity, said the differences in scores were equivalent to three IQ points ...Duration of breastfeeding was not linked to vocabulary at the age of five.
“However, the effect it has had on the European vocabulary, and especially on English, is immense, but unfortunately, it is not systematically recorded and documented.” ... MacDonald, only 600,000Greek words are used today, making the Greek vocabulary the largest in the world and 3.5 times bigger than the English vocabulary.
The OxfordEnglish Dictionary selected “Vax” as its 2021 word of the year ... Oxford’s report examined the vocabulary accompanying the word vaccination in nine other languages during its study and came up with an amusing anecdote about regional variations for the word in English.
Apologies to jab, shot and “Fauci ouchie.” Oxford Languages’s 2021 Word of the Year is “vax.” That may seem like a no-brainer ... which publishes the Oxford English Dictionary ... For the first time, Oxford’s report looks at the vocabulary of vaccination in nine other languages.
The word vax has been chosen as Word of Year in 2021, after the frequency of its usage increased 72 times since the beginning of the year, compared to the same time in 2020, Oxford Languages said on Monday ... year, compared to the same time in 2020, Oxford Languages said on Monday.
Oxford Languages also tracked the rise and fall of vaccine vocabulary, from the usage of “vaccine distribution” in December last year to “vaccine rollout” and “vaccine passport” becoming common parlance by mid-March this year ... a worldwide surge in vaccine-related vocabulary.”.
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Apologies to “jab” and “shot”, but Oxford Languages’ 2021 Word of the Year is “vax” ... “The word vax, more than any other, has injected itself into the bloodstream of the English language in 2021,” Oxford says in a pun-filled press release ... For the first time, Oxford’s report looks at the vocabulary of vaccination in nine other languages.
Oxford Languages also tracked the rise and fall of vaccine vocabulary, from the usage of “vaccine distribution” in December 2020 to “vaccine rollout” and “vaccine passport” becoming common parlance by mid-March this year ... tracked a worldwide surge in vaccine-related vocabulary.”.
The update comes after the OED, produced by Oxford Languages, part of Oxford University Press, started a project early in 2021 to broaden and review its coverage of vocabulary related to climate change and sustainability ... .