2018 will celebrate the centenary of the end of fighting in the First World War. 2018 will also be celebrated as the 250th anniversary of the first circus, in London in 1768. In… Continue reading →
The study of snow and ice is known as “cryology”. The Oxford English Dictionary includes 337 words with “snow” in their definition, so you could say English has 337 words for snow from… Continue reading →
The word “banana” came to us from Spanish or Portuguese and was first seen in English in 1597. The scientific name for a banana is “musa sapientum” which means “fruit of the wise… Continue reading →
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