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What happened to these words that were popular when baby boomers were growing up?
Peter Leith is all for gender equality but this language leaves him a little sad.
Iso, boomer remover and quarantini: how coronavirus is ‘enriching’ our language.
Columnist Peter Leith is on a mission – to save a vanishing part of quintessential ...
If you’ve always dreamed of speaking another language, you’re not alone. Luckily, these free resources ...
No more miscommunications or outdated formalities. Talk like a local with this tool.
This language lover has a soft spot in her jam tart for Australian rhyming slang.
Just because you know another language doesn’t mean you will avoid confusion.
You may not want to say these English words aloud when you’re overseas.
Leon has found the five best free websites for learning a language.
You say it every day but do you know how OK originated?
Being a ‘goody two shoes’ used to be a good thing – especially for kids.
An idiom made especially for those who act before it is time.
Which of these two theories about this idiom’s origin is most plausible?
This phrase has been used for a long time, but what exactly is the ‘ball’?
The English language is funny, and no one has more fun with it than George ...
You may be surprised to learn the Scots have nothing to do with this phrase.
Can you guess how ‘to take with a grain of salt’ originated?
Do you know where ‘ducks in a row’ comes from?
It’s never been so easy or convenient to learn another language.
Where does the saying “no skin off my nose” originate?
Next time you think of passing the buck, just remember that it has to stop ...
From dockyard to schoolyard: learn the origin of ‘chip on your shoulder’.
Don’t let a lack of language stop you from getting out and about.
What is the origin of the saying ‘penny for your thoughts’?
Learn about the origin of the idiom ‘beat around the bush’ or, if you’re English, ...
The history of the idiom ‘caught red-handed’.
Did it ever actually ‘rain cats and dogs’ somewhere?
We share the origin of the idiom ‘apple of my eye’ and what it means.
What does ‘scapegoat’ mean and how did the goat get so unlucky?
Here few of the best travel apps that will actually prove useful on your next ...
How often have you heard these non-existent words used in conversation?
We investigate the origin behind the idiom ‘steal one’s thunder’.
How words, such as ‘cloud’ and ‘troll’, mean something different online.
Some smart researcher has figured out why we sound drunk when we speak.
A few of the most common internet phrases and what they mean.
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