English Words

Quiz: Can You Guess The Original Meaning Of These Common Words?

Quiz: Can You Guess The Original Meaning Of These Common Words?

Some of these modern words have very little in common with their original forms.
11 Common English Words And Phrases With Racist Origins

11 Common English Words And Phrases With Racist Origins

Chances are, you’ve used at least one of these in casual conversation without knowing its problematic past.
What’s The Cutest Word In The World?

What’s The Cutest Word In The World?

And could you even handle it if you knew?
9 English Words We All Agree Are Ugly

9 English Words We All Agree Are Ugly

Can you guess which word unanimously wins the ugliest?
The Best 60s Slang To Get Your Groove On

The Best 60s Slang To Get Your Groove On

Looking for a blast from the past? Join us as we revisit some of the grooviest 1960s slang.
8 English Words We Can All Agree Are Beautiful

8 English Words We Can All Agree Are Beautiful

Seeking some linguistic loveliness? Looking for a lexicon of luxurious lingo? You’re in the right place.
Why Do We Say Wow?

Why Do We Say Wow?

The word might sound modern, but “wow” goes back hundreds if not thousands of years.
Feminist Words: New Vocabulary To Empower Yourself

Feminist Words: New Vocabulary To Empower Yourself

Have you ever experienced something sexist but didn’t have a word to describe it? Fear not: We have a list of feminist words to help convey your experiences so you can feel empowered.
The Language Of Being Single: Terms For Singles From Around The World

The Language Of Being Single: Terms For Singles From Around The World

Please don’t use any of these terms to describe people.
Jargon Watch: The World-Building Language Of Architecture

Jargon Watch: The World-Building Language Of Architecture

No, a flying buttress isn’t a circus act.
Multilinguish: Language Ch-Ch-Changes

Multilinguish: Language Ch-Ch-Changes

Can people change language? They can! And they do it a lot. In this episode, we explore how that really works.
11 Bloody Brilliant British English Phrases

11 Bloody Brilliant British English Phrases

If it’s your dream to enjoy a cream tea with the Queen, or treat yourself to a pint down the pub, you’ll need to master these essential British phrases!
Jargon Watch: The Language Of Politicians

Jargon Watch: The Language Of Politicians

Who’s more ‘inside baseball’ than baseball players? Probably politicians.