Tag Archives: English language

The language of politics

We live in interesting times, which seem more and more difficult to predict. And in these times bring up some language issues. Here are two which are coming up at the moment, mainly in the American context: bureau impeachment Visit … Continue reading

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Old phrases

Another bit of word history today: Keep Mum. Eavesdropping Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.  

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Eight of the best books for language lovers

There are some informative and amusing books about the English language in today’s post. Eight of the best books for language lovers. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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Revamp: a vamped up etymology

Now I wasn’t expecting this explanation. Revamp: a vamped up etymology. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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About upsetting the apple cart

Here is a post about the origins of the phrase upsetting the apple cart. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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And so on and so fifth

Here is a classic Victor Borge routine about inflation, and the numbers in words. Very, very clever. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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What is the “pall” pallbearers bear?

This link is a couple of weeks old, but it is still interesting. It gives some background to the word pallbearer. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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