We might now quickly look up a word in an online dictionary but nothing is so pleasing or informative than to possess a really good dictionary (or several) that you can leaf […]
“The Jabberwocky”. An illustration by John Tenniel to the poem Jabberwocky.
First published in Carroll, Lewis. 1871. Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
“Villain, I have done thy mother.” From Titus Andronicus
Straw was once the choice material for Orcadians which they skilfully twisted and prepared for a myriad of uses around the farmstead.
“Jumping sharks and dropping mics – Modern idioms and where they come from” goes through the origins and use of various idioms such as “Groundhog Day”, that colour our everyday communication.
A new study found that talented dogs can learn new words after hearing them only four times.
“ Gentlemen advised to carry firearms – No more than 3 to a bed. No tinkers, Drifters or Tattie Hoakers “
“This was prompted by a friend questioning my use of the word ’iconic’ in relation to this image”