Word of the Day

I believe I am speaking on behalf of the whole First Edition team when I say that we find all languages beautiful. They are all unique and fascinating and intriguing. But… you know there is one language that we find particularly beautiful. And that’s French. French...
On the road or the wagon?

On the road or the wagon?

I had a great plan for the blog today. Having spent a bit of time in Bodmin Jail last week (as a visitor, not an inmate!), I had some lovely jail-based phrases to etymologise (might’ve made that word up…). So, I was led to believe that the phrases one more for the...

Happy Easter!

Many people across the world will be celebrating this most important Christian festival. It is linked to the Jewish Passover with its position in the calendar, symbolism and even, in many languages, etymologically. The word Easter has its roots in the Old English word...