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.
Keep these F-words in mind if you're flexiloquent.
Yes, there's a specific word for a treatise on a beard.
When someone stops what they’re saying to go back and change a word to an even stronger one (as in, “I’m very happy—no, ecstatic to be here”), that’s called "epanorthosis."
Are you smarter than a Victorian?
D is one of the most frequently used letters in the alphabet. Consider adding some of these delicious D words to your vocabulary.
C is for cacafuego.
Unless we have some winnol-weather or lamb-blasts on the way, it seems spring is finally coming.
Battologize your friends by repeating these over and over again.
Don't get drunk. But if you are going to toast the happy couple, at least know the correct way to hold your champagne glass.
What do you get the woman who has everything? Queen Elizabeth II certainly doesn't need any more dolphins—or swans.
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and consort of Queen Elizabeth II, was the longest-lived male royal.
From 'abdication' to 'sovereign grant,' these are terms every fan of the British royal family should have memorized.