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...

Word of the Week…

Today we will be mostly looking at… Pukka! This word came to the notice of one of my colleagues this week and it was a new one for her. She wasn’t sure if it was a real word; if it was, if you like, pukka… The word pukka has Indian origins – in...

How to become a noun…

How do you become a noun? Easy – just invent something so utterly fabulous that it is named after you and becomes forever synonomous with your name! Or you could even just like something a lot. Merely a shadow before unpopular 18th-century French finance...

TGIF!

Somebody told me today that Tweeting is at its highest on Friday afternoons – not particularly surprising you might think. It is often a time when people are begining to relax ready for the weekend (although there is always that mad Friday afternoon rush that...