4 words or phrases from French that English really needs

Mon Dieu the French. They are so precisely impeccable about the use of their language. Anyone who has visited France knows that if you attempt to stumble through even the simplest dialogue with a native speaker you had better know what you are saying.

14 March 2018 by Dave Child

4 English words with Spanish origins

Hola, buckaroos! Give your dulcinea an avocado before the cockroaches get it! What's the history of these terms?

14 March 2018 by Dave Child

Four more words from Japanese that English really needs

English borrows from a large number of languages. Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic, to name a few. However, some amazing Japanese words are missing.

1 February 2018 by Steve Linney

Commas are absolutely awesome, but so misunderstood

Business Insider and Microsoft, listed comma errors as number two and three in the top 10 grammar mistakes most people make. They are missing a comma and missing a comma after an introductory phrase.

30 January 2018 by Dave Child

A murder of crows and other odd collective nouns

You’ve heard of a class of students, a pack of dogs, a herd of cows, and probably a school of fish. These are collective nouns — a group of people, animals or things.

24 December 2017 by Dave Child

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin: the benefits of reading to children

The reading of the bedtime story is a daily ritual in many households and one that can be enjoyed by both parent and child.

16 December 2017 by Ruth Colmer