Monthly Archives: February 2013

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Increase your vocabulary the fun way

General musings|

You may not feel like a natural wordsmith, but it needn’t be the end of the world.

Doolally origins of English language

General musings|

Here in Britain, home of the Empire and all things historic, we like to think we exported all the finer things around the globe – most notably, Her Majesty’s English...

Words – they just keep on comin’

General musings|

Greedy things, dictionaries. No matter how many words you stuff them with, they’re always hungry for more...

Word of the month: slumgullion

Word of the month|

What a satisfying, visual word 'slumgullion' is, evocative perhaps of the rat-infested bowels of a ship, or an unpleasant condition of the lower intestine...