Tag Archives: Language

My New Book – Straight from the Horse’s Mouth : 100 Idioms, their Meanings and Origins

Today is one of those wonderful days that can be the highlight of my creative year, the launch day of my latest book.  I’ve always enjoyed words and sayings, some of them archaic that seemingly make no sense to us … Continue reading

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The Ædifying use of Æ

No, I haven’t been holding down random keys on my keyboard when writing the title of this post though I dare say that it might be the only published article anywhere on the internet today that features Æ.Whilst writing an … Continue reading

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All About Cockneys & The 150 Top Cockney Rhyming Slang Phrases

Almost everyone knows what a Cockney is or at least they think they do.   Famously they are the original Londoners known for their cheeky banter, no nonsense approach to life and perhaps being a bit rough.   Actually a … Continue reading

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Apricity – The Warmth of Winter Sun

It’s freezing cold outside this morning.  At 8.30am the garden is still minus 10C or 10F, the garden is covered in frost and ice and a pale blue stretches across the horizon with a very weak and watery like pale … Continue reading

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The Great Scone Debate – How to say it, how to eat it!

Never let it be said that I don’t tackle even the toughest subjects on my blog.  Tpday it’s one of those questions that have divided people through the ages, even more so than Brexit, Turmp Vs Clinton or brown sauce … Continue reading

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Overusing the word ‘Like’

Last Sunday I had a trip on the Tube to old London town.  It started off relatively quiet until after two stops, a young and seemingly well dressed and respectable lady sat down on the seat behind me.  You could … Continue reading

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Portmanteaus from Brangelina to Brexit

Admittedly there isn’t much of a journey to along the alphabet from Brangelina to Brexit but these two events, which seem to have defined the summer illustrate just how much we use Portmanteaus from the important things in life to … Continue reading

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