Do Inuits really have 50 words for snow?

The belief that the Inuit have dozens of different words for snow has become a widely known piece of linguistic trivia. But, where did this belief come from, and how close is it to the truth?

8 February 2019 by Laura Kelly

Festive children’s books we love

As we move toward the middle of December – already! – we’re thinking about festive children’s books we adore, from their stories to their wonderful illustrations. After all, children’s books are the most readable of all, and we’re all about encouraging children’s early learning.

19 December 2018 by Laura Kelly

How to swear like the old days

Modern English lets us down when it comes to swearing. What words from old English can bring back the shock factor?

31 August 2018 by Steve Linney

Making sense of grammar – when nouns and verbs look alike

English has such odd little quirks tucked away in random spots. For native speakers, it comes as second nature to speak and write in certain ways. But, when you stop to really think about what you just said or wrote, it makes no sense. Why are certain things are said or written in that way?

2 August 2018 by Dave Child

Four words from German that English really needs

The German language can be soft and even melodious at times. Here are some examples of German's more lyrical side.

2 August 2018 by Dave Child

Common word crimes and how to avoid them

Understanding how English fits together is the key to good grammar and great readability.

28 June 2018 by Steve Linney