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What’s the moon ever done for us? Well, besides giving us tides, the Islamic calendar, and a reason to celebrate 1969, it’s also influenced quite a lot of the English language. In this blog post, I’ll take a look at various sayings and moon-related words. But, to settle us in, let’s take a quick look […]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
Thanks to the worldwide interest in American culture, English speakers around the world are familiar with odd American English expressions like bury the hatchet, pass the buck, and take a rain check. But no matter how many Hollywood movies you watch, there are still probably American idioms that will catch you by surprise. Take a stab at our quiz […]more