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How do you like your eggs in the morning? Fingers crossed your answer was ‘thoroughly examined through idioms in English and other languages’, because that is how we’ll be serving them here at OxfordWords today. Some familiar egg-based phrases Let’s start with some advice that is useful on both a literal and a metaphorical level: […]more
Russia is a notoriously chilly place. And while snow may have its appeal, there comes a time when even the hardiest Muscovite starts willing for the first signs of spring and the chance to pack away their fur coat (shuby/шубы) for a few months. As the saying goes: vesna ne prosto vremya goda, a sostoyanie […]more
There are two famous riddles about chickens. One investigates the reasoning behind the chicken’s desire to cross the road (“to get to the other side”), while the other poses the ontological quandary: “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” We shan’t attempt to answer the question in a philosophical or biological manner, but we […]more