The practice of etymology is uncovering the truth by tracing the root of a word. Find out some surprising word origins.
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We’ll explore how pandemic clichés become so prevalent and why you should do your best to avoid them. Then we’ll highlight some useful alternatives.
There are some phrases in British English which anyone who didn’t grow up in the UK would struggle to understand. We’ll outline a handful of these and explain their meanings and origins.
To inspire you, we’ve collated key authors who found writing success later in life. It’s never too late to write your magnum opus.
Italian rolls off the tongue and there are many fascinating words that aren’t directly translatable into English. Here are some of our favourites.
Some writers didn't mince words when it came to advice. We'll highlight lesser-known quotes by writers who told it like it is.
Writing letters is becoming a lost art. But, in an era of “Zoom fatigue” and “doomscrolling”, receiving correspondence away from the screen can be a real delight. Why not learn from those who did it best?
Why do we swear? We’ll outline some of the science behind swearing. Read until the end to find out how cursing could actually be good for you.
As a gift to our fellow word nerds, we’ve compiled some amazing and little-known festive English words.
The semicolon is a commonly misunderstood punctuation mark. Find out its purpose, appropriateness and how to best use it.