Tag: John Hancock

Handwriting

How well do you know the language of handwriting?

Handwriting is usually qualified in one of two ways — good or bad. But in actuality there is much more to it, and taking a look at the language associated with what the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines as ‘the practice of writing by hand’ reveals an elaborate history of one of the most fundamental […]

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Eponymous English: from Benjamins and John Hancocks to boycotts and Draping?

We all strive to leave a legacy. We remember history’s greats through plaques and monuments, books and movies, songs and works of art. Another (often overlooked) way we pay homage to people of the past is through language. We might name a place, a theorem, or even a disease after the person who first visited […]

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