“Two nations divided by a common language” – an expression variously attributed to Oscar Wilde & George Bernard Shaw seems to aptly sum up some of the ‘infurating’ differences between “our version of English” and that of our American Cousins. In this article we present just some of the subtle, and not so sublte, differences in our common tongue.
Wher does the English idion of “Sweating Like a Pig” come from ?
They say the old songs are the best and when it comes to Christmas Carols they may well be right. In this article we look at the origins of several popular carols both sacred and secular.
Dingbats are always a good source for visio-cryptic style quiz questions. So in this article we’ve created some exclusive Guernsey themed Dingbats – they are either Guernsey Places or ‘Guernsey things’.
At last, Science has confirmed what every bibliophile has always suspected … READING IS GOOD FOR YOU !
If you look at the number of words in the English language you’ll find that estimates vary between 500,000 and just over 2 million, depending on how you count them. You will find that some of these words were simply “made up” by various authors at one time or another but they’ve proved so popular that they’ve entered our everyday lexicon like Galumph, Nerd, Namby-pamby, Factoid, Serendipity and many more.
London Underground Stations are always a good source for visio-cryptic style quiz questions. So in this article we’ve gatherd together some cryptic Emojis we found floating around the internet, so see how many London tube stations you can guess.
Ahhh, the snooze button surely one of man’s better inventions … until 9 minutes later when the dreaded alarm strikes again. Except now you feel even more tired, so do you hit it again?
Loch Ness, the largest by volume, of all the many lochs in Scotland, is possibly the most famous body of water in the world. The reason, of course, is what is claimed to lie in its deepest, darkest depths – The Loch Ness Monster!
When it comes to the pointless application of technology then this must rank pretty high … Introducing the Wagometer
The five-second rule holds that it’s okay to eat an item you dropped on the ground, as long as it was there for fewer than five seconds. But is it actually okay?
No this isn’t one of those crazy headlines beloved of certain ‘newspapers’, (think Sunday Sport : “WWII Bomber found on the moon”, then months later, “WII Bomber vanishes from Moon”), this is in fact a curious, if not slightly frightening, reality.
50 falbergasting factoids from the most eminante intelellectual fluff gathering team on the planet …. known as the QI Elves
Ahhh, sleep! You can never have enough of it, it seems. But what if you stopped sleeping altogether?