Monthly Archives: December 2011

  • Euphemistically speaking

    Fun piece in the Economist's Johnson column on the British love of euphemism and the wide gap between what we say in certain situations and what we mean. As one commenter perceptively points out, euph...

    READ MORE | 16 Dec 2011

  • Loose Ends and the Etymologicon

    Think that 'gene pool', 'car pool' and 'pooling your resources' have something to do with water? Then you'll need to think again, thanks to Mark Forsyth's new book, Etymologicon, a circular tour throu...

    READ MORE | 4 Dec 2011