Things You’ve Always Wondered About the English Language

English is an extremely important and influential language and yet can be very strange and complex; full of rules and inconsistencies. English has a rich history […]

An ABC of Lost Words of the English Language

From Mark Forsyth’s The Horologicon There are many words within the English language that have fallen out of use over time. Author and blogger Mark Forsyth […]

Etymology Series: Part Five – The History of Metaphors

The fifth instalment in our Etymology series means you’ve seen us cover the history of proverbs, the history of idioms and the history of portmanteaus, and […]

Etymology Series: Part Four – The History of Similes

So far we’ve covered the history of proverbs, the history of idioms, the history of portmanteaus and now we move on the history of similes. Clean […]