Origin of Some Popular English...

Sep 27, 2013 by

The origins of a selection of some popular English expressions and sayings.

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True or False, Fact or Fiction

Jul 26, 2013 by

A lot of what we ‘know’ to be true can sometimes turn out to be no more than an ‘urban legend’. Can you tell whether they’re fact or fiction ?

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Who invented the comma ?

Jun 28, 2013 by

Such a small thing, as symbols go, but it can make all the difference in meaning and understanding when used in a sentence. But wher did it come from ?

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Krampus – The ‘Ant...

Dec 14, 2012 by

Meet a new and disturbing character to add to the pantheon of Christmas mythical beings … Krampus!

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Wordsmith – Indian wordp...

Nov 30, 2012 by

Improve and test your wordpower against some Indian words that have found their way into the English language.

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Pontifications – answers...

Oct 9, 2012 by

Answers to some of the amusing questions and fluff we muse on from time to time like : Why is D-Day so named ?; Why do we kiss under the mistletoe ? and Why are portholes round?

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