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Kenspeckle, Beau, Bedizened: Quick & Quirky Words

Kenspeckle, Beau, Bedizened: Quick & Quirky Words

Today’s words are KENSPECKLE, BEAU, and BEDIZENED. Writing of the metre of ancient Greek epic poetry, 19th century essayist Thomas De Quincey, most known for his first-hand account of addiction, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, wrote “The Homeric metre..is certainly Read more…


Kenspeckle, Beau, Bedizened: Quick & Quirky Words

Kenspeckle, Beau, Bedizened: Quick & Quirky Words

Today’s words are KENSPECKLE, BEAU, and BEDIZENED. Writing of the metre of ancient Greek epic poetry, 19th century essayist Thomas De Quincey, most known for his first-hand account of addiction, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, wrote “The Homeric metre..is certainly Read more…


Grammar Girl #595. Bailiwick. “Side” Words.

Grammar Girl #595. Bailiwick. “Side” Words.

Grammar Girl here. I’m Mignon Fogarty. This week, I have a tidbit about the origin of the word “bailiwick” and a meaty middle about side dishes and other side words to get you in the mood for Thanksgiving. Let’s get Read more…


Rainbow Connections: The Language of Colour

Rainbow Connections: The Language of Colour

Welcome to the Endless Knot! Today we’re taking part in the WeCreateEDU group collab all about colour! So we’ll be exploring the rainbow connections of colour words and uncovering how they’re linked not only by dyes and pigments, but also Read more…


What is the origin of the word ‘hazard’?

What is the origin of the word ‘hazard’?

The word hazard, meaning a danger or risk, is taken from Old French, although the origin of the French word is uncertain. It could be of Arabic descent, from the Arabic az-zahr, meaning chance or luck, or from the Persian Read more…