Tag Archives: English

Bunhill Fields – the resting place of some of the biggest names in history.

You might remember a few weeks ago I wrote about the dreadful place Dancing on the Dead at Enon Chapel – The Victorian Sensation! Whilst writing that and out and about on research, I gained the chance to visit Bunhill Fields. … Continue reading

Posted in history, Life, London, Religion and Faith, Travel, Ye Olde England Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Words that are becoming extinct

Like many of us, I am a big fan of and user of words.  One of my most popular blog posts is 102 great words that aren’t in English but should be102 great words that aren’t in English but should … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Heritage, history, Life | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Language by the numbers

Following on from my mini-series of posts on the English language, I was contacted by a reader who thought we might all be interested by this great graphic all about languages. I hope that you like it as much as … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A World Of Languages

Whilst working on my previous post There’s English and there’s English, I came across this wonderful chart on languages.  There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. Twenty-three of these languages are a mother tongue for … Continue reading

Posted in geography, Life, News, Travel | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

There’s English and there’s English.

Language is very important to all of us, which ever one it is that we speak.  Over 20,000 people a year read my old post on 102 Words That Aren’t In English But Should Be 102 Words That Aren’t In English … Continue reading

Posted in Cool Britannia, Culture, Life, News, Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Tracing words back through time

Back in the mid 1990’s when I was studying at SOAS, one of the classes that I most enjoyed were those given by Professor Alexander Piatagorsky.  He is said to have been the greatest Russian philospher of all time and … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Heritage, history, Life | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

I’ve just had my DNA tested

I’ve always wanted to have my DNA tested and short of getting myself arrested, it seemed the best way to do this was to pay for one of those home-delivery kits. It must be said that I know quite a … Continue reading

Posted in Heritage, history, Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments