Tag Archives: language

From Ampersand to Zee

If you have an interest in the origin of words, and missed the Guardian’s recent celebration of unusual etymologies, here it is again: From ‘A’ to ‘ampersand’, English is a wonderfully curious language.

Lime like a boss

  For me, part of the joy of travelling is absorbing the language – from listening to people on the street, to reading local newspapers, and seeing signs and billboards. I recently visited Trinidad and Tobago, where the official language is Trinidad and Tobago Standard English (TTSE), but the main spoken language is either Trinidadian […]