Origin of Some Popular English...

Sep 11, 2012 by

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

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Dingbats

Sep 7, 2012 by

Test your knowledge on phrases and sayings with these Dingbat graphics …

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Wordsmith – Test your wo...

Aug 3, 2012 by

Improve and test your wordpower against some 18th- and 19th-century words, still in use today.

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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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True or False, Fact or Fiction

May 22, 2012 by

A lot of what we ‘know’ to be true can sometimes turn out to be no more than an ‘urban legend’. Did the Nazi’s invent Fanta ? Does ‘Colgate’ means ‘go hang yourself’ in Spanish ? Can you tell whether they’re fact or fiction ?

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Donkeys, Toads & Crows

May 18, 2012 by

Every country has it’s own national symbols. The Channel Islands are no different and there’s a surprising array of animals ascribed to each island and their people.

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