Faithful reader, in our journey through the wonders of the alphabet, through those etymological entities that tell us a thousand tales, it is inevitable that we will arrive at F. It is also inevitable that your curiosity gets the better of you as you scroll down my list of chosen words to see if I...
Common sayings like "no spring chicken", "pass the buck", and "spill the beans" and where they came from.
Learn the true meaning of homophones and enjoy the story of 'Ladle Rat Rotten Hut' written entirely in oronyms with translation for those who are oronym-challenged.
How did American English diverge from British English? What are the roots and history of the English Language?
There are so many types of books & there are many idioms using the word 'book'. This looks at the derivation, the definitions & the usage of 'book', exploring idioms via a fun poem & a short story.
"Geek" and "nerd" are often used interchangeably, but there are some differences between the two terms. Find out about what separates geeks from nerds, and see what others have to say in our debate.
In our trip through the alphabet ( a word that is a conjoined twin of the first two Greek letters alpha and beta!) we arrive at ‘E’. The fifth letter of the alphabet and the second vowel in our journey has spawned many words to choose from. Before we look at the beautiful dawn from the East,...
One way of building a broader vocabulary is to be vigilant for context clues. This way of keeping a lookout for clues contained within the sentence or the paragraph containing an unfamiliar word helps us to pick up meanings of new words in our language or in a new language.Now we move on to the...
English proverbs about birds such as a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush and English poems about birds from poets such as Wordsworth, Stevenson and Rossetti with birds species including owls, robins, yellowhammers and lapwings
What are Adverbs? What do adverbs modify? An adverb modifies any part of language other than a noun.