A voyage of discovery through the quirks and curious customs of language.
Why all English-speakers follow laws they never knew existed.
Etymologist Susie Dent charts some of globe's least-loved words.
Hyperbole is now a 'mega' part of the English language, but why did it happen?
How English speakers fill gaps in their language with genius new word mash-ups.
The British sometimes have a few bugbears when it comes to US English spellings, but is it justified?
Two labels that are five centuries old, but the individuals they describe are still instantly recognisable.
When it comes to raising a glass to toast good times, the word ‘cheers’ is never far away.
Few areas of language get people talking quite as much as the
It's one of the most versatile words in the English language.
Why the phrase stealing someone’s thunder comes from London’s theatre district.