Our Living Language

Jun 29, 2012 by

The English language is a constantly evolving. New words are constantly being added. Even the alphabet is not immutable. For example did you know that not so long ago there were 27 letters on the alphabet ?

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Roman Guernsey

Jun 22, 2012 by

Contrary to to popular belief the Romans didn’t call Guernsey Sarnia. It is likely that the name they gave it was Lisia.

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Oops didn’t mean to send...

Jun 19, 2012 by

Some hillarious text bloopers … courtesy of the iPhone’s auto correct feature !

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The Story of Chocolate

Jun 15, 2012 by

So where and when did the magic begin? Thousands of years ago is the answer, in the ancient Maya and Aztec civilizations of Central America.

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Photo Voltic Cells (Solar Pane...

Jun 8, 2012 by

Solar cells, or photovoltaic cells, convert energy from sunlight into electricity… but how? What principles lie behind this technology?

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How was the order of our alpha...

Jun 5, 2012 by

Is there any particular reason why A comes before B or that Z is the last letter of the alphabet? We delve here into the origins of this and the system of writing.

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