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Articles by Simon Thomas
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Some idioms involving eggs are fairly well known, including with egg on one’s face (‘appearing foolish or ridiculous’), kill the goose that lays the golden egg (‘destroy a reliable and valuable source of income’), and walk on eggshells (‘be extremely cautious about one’s words or actions’).
The woodlouse has had many different names, depending on which part of Britain you’re in: we take a look at some of the regional variations.
Bowdlerize (or bowdlerise) means ‘remove material that is considered improper or offensive from (a text or account), especially with the result that the text becomes weaker or less effective’.
Brexit is the term commonly used for the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union
Archaic and unusual names for relatives
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