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Staring at the sun is, of course, something you should never do. It is also, coincidentally, the title of a novel by Julian Barnes, arguably the most famous novelist to have begun his literary career by writing entries for the Oxford English Dictionary. There is currently just one quotation from Staring at the Sun in […]more
The word earth dates back to Old English, and its earliest meanings haven’t changed much over the course of centuries; earth still refers to the planet on which we live, and soil. If the primary meanings haven’t changed, then what other senses and nuances have been added and lost over the years? Earth to earth […]more