Paul Anthony Jones
Joined: Jun 20, 2014
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.
Noah Webster’s two-volume 'An American Dictionary of the English Language' earned him a place in linguistic history, and a reputation as the foremost lexicographer of American English.
'Dictionary of the English Language,' published in 1755, remained the foremost dictionary of British English until the early 1900s when the very first installments of the Oxford English Dictionary began to appear.
Don't be a zob—try using one of the 40 zazzy Z-words listed here.
Become a yarn-chopper, even if people accuse you of being prone to yaw-yaw.
Only about 0.02 percent of the words in a dictionary start with the letter 'X.' Here are 40 of those rarities.
Whether you're writative or just trying to be a linguistic wheel-horse, these words are for you.
A list to please even the most vinerous among us.
Learn these, lest you become a syntactic ultracrepidarian.
Some of these words may not be used until Tib's Eve, but that shouldn't stop you from trying, lest you look like a timdoodle.
'Scrouge' means to crowd someone. Worth remembering in the COVID-19 era.
Let's be glad the name "Pig's Eye, Minnesota" didn't stick.
Our humble letter R has one of the lengthiest and most complicated histories of all the letters of the alphabet.