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A writer by any other name…

Anyone living as I do near to Stratford-upon-Avon will be all too aware that April 23 marked 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare – the world’s most famous playwright. Unlike the Bard, I’m no playwright or poet. But I

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Mum’s the word: idioms about mothers and other mumsy facts

Idioms about mothers

Seeing as it’s Mother’s Day today here in the UK – I know that other parts of the world celebrate it at different times of the year – I thought I’d dedicate my latest blog post to language-related facts, trivia

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Proud to be a word nerd

As you can see from the Zazzle keyring that I carry about with my car keys, I’m more than happy to call myself a nerd. In fact, you can also call me a geek, but – being half German –

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