Paul Anthony Jones

Paul Anthony Jones is a writer and musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of word origins guide Haggard Hawks and Paltry Poltroons, and runs its tie-in Twitter account @HaggardHawks.

40 Fantastic F-Words To Further Your Vocabulary
How A Misjudged Act Of Piracy (And A Pig’s Snout) Give The Currency Of Tonga Its Name
40 Peculiar P-Words To Pep Up Your Vocabulary
The Meanings Behind 20 Chemical Element Names
40 Wonderful W-Words To Widen Your Vocabulary
29 Games Nobody Plays Anymore
40 Grandiloquent G-Words To Grow Your Vocabulary
40 Useful Y-Words To Add To Your Vocabulary
7 Real-Life Inspirations For Dickens’s A Christmas Carol
28 Misleading Misnomers Explained
40 Unusual U-Words To Upgrade Your Vocabulary
The Origins of 12 Christmas Words
What Exactly Are Your P’s And Q’s? (And Why Do You Have To Mind Them?)
40 Killer K-Words To Add To Your Vocabulary
40 Vibrant V-Words To Revamp Your Vocabulary
The Real-Life Criminal Who Inspired Charles Dickens
35 Joyous J-Words To Jazz Up Your Vocabulary
60 of History’s Strangest Royal Epithets
16 Cryptids That Might (Or Might Not) Exist
5 Writers Who Really Hated Shakespeare
40 Zesty Z-Words To Add To Your Vocabulary
6 Ways Europe’s Best Doctors Tried to Cure Beethoven’s Deafness
The Time That William Shakespeare Gave Evidence In Court
Mandarin, German, and Dutch? 8 U.S. Presidents Who Spoke More Than One Language
5 Countries That Existed For Less Than a Year
The Tiny English Village (Population: 41) That’s Twinned With Paris
Tom Skelton: The Serial Killer Court Jester
20 Pieces of Advice From Old Tudor Proverbs
The World’s Top 20 Languages—And The Words English Has Borrowed From Them
The Origins of 9 Royal Nicknames
10 Famous People Who Fought In Duels and Lived to Tell the Tale
47 More Words That Sound Rude (But Actually Aren’t)
How Shakespeare Changed America’s Wildlife
20 Brilliant Anglo-Saxon Words
The Parrot That Kept A Language Alive
Charles Dickens, a.k.a. “The Unparalleled Necromancer”
10 Little-Used Shakespearisms
15 Surprising Words That Are Probably Onomatopoeic
25 Words That Don’t Mean What They Used To
40 Quirky Q-Words To Add To Your Vocabulary
William Shakespeare’s Father: Official Ale-Taster of Stratford-upon-Avon
When Arthur Conan Doyle Judged A Bodybuilding Contest
How A Practical Joke Brought 19th Century London To A Standstill
Louis de Wohl, the Astrologer Who Was Hired By MI5
Why is it "Zed" in Britain, and "Zee" in America?
How Thomas Jefferson Invented A New Way Of Saying “Goodbye”
18 Everyday Expressions Borrowed From the Bible
42 Old English Insults
12 Distant Places In The Solar System (And What They’re Named After)
A Month by Month Guide To The Anglo-Saxon Calendar
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