Tag Archives: language

What I did in the holidays

What I did in the holidays

For the retired person life is one long holiday, and so last summer I decided to ‘do something different’. I got a job. Against all odds, I managed to persuade one of Britain’s most prestigious univer ...
A letter from Susan Rugg – Completely gruntled

A letter from Susan Rugg – Completely gruntled

RE the correspondence about language, there is actually a word ‘ gruntled ’, defined in my 2011 edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary as a humorous word meaning pleased or satisfied, and coined in ...
“Trippingly on the tongue…”

“Trippingly on the tongue…”

Shakespeare played a major role in the transformation of the English language. He contributed more phrases and sayings to the English language than any other individual, and most of them are still in ...