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Fruits are an essential part of our diet and also of our language. Something we approve of may be a peach, a plum, top banana, or the apple of our eye. Someone we dislike is a bad apple, while a particularly difficult character can drive us bananas. We can show our disdain for someone by […]more
As those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying our summer, thoughts inevitably turn to those things we associate most strongly with Britain in that particular season. Strawberries and cream Of all the quintessential features of a British summer perhaps the most linguistically English of them all is the strawberry. Croquet and socks Croquet […]more