Wuthering

By | August 26th, 2008|Words|

As we learn on page 2 of Emily Brontë's famous novel, Wuthering Heights [...]

Yngling

By | August 20th, 2008|Words|

What a charmingly odd word. The Guardian tells us that Yngling is, quite [...]

To be damned with faint praise

By | August 15th, 2008|Idioms|

After our game on Wednesday: "You had an excellent second half, Alison." "Hm. [...]

Google Translation Center

By | August 8th, 2008|Culture|

In his Tool Kit, Jost Zetzsche mentions the arrival of the Google Translation [...]

Funambule

By | August 7th, 2008|Words|

Funambule, from Lat. funambulus: funis, rope, and ambulare, walk. Tight rope dancer. I [...]