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  • Petty is no small thing in English
    Petty is an interesting word in English. It is essentially a direct phonemic steal from French petite for small. As... more
  • Why do barbarians drink beer?
    The Ancient Greeks and Romans, who provided the starting points for many European languages, were not beer drinkers. Beer was... more
  • Dr Johnson’s curmudgeon
    Curmudgeon, the word for a surly or miserly person, first appeared in 1577 in Richard Stanyhurst’s Description of Ireland which... more
  • Tsundoku—piling up the borrow word
    English is a great language for English speakers because if it doesn’t have a word for something we just take... more
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