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Christmas greetings from the four corners of Europe

As a linguist, I’m always fascinated by how people in other countries use completely different words to effectively say the same thing. For this week’s blog post, I’ve therefore rounded up the many versions of Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas or

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Christmas idioms and phrases unwrapped

Christmas saying

Continuing my series of blog posts on idioms, this latest one unwraps a few of the most popular Christmas idioms and other holiday-related phrases and sayings. For those of you interested in word origins, I’ve also included links to extra

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7 cool Christmas gift ideas for writers

Whether you’re after stocking fillers for teenage students, a Secret Santa present for an office colleague or something special for a full-time writer, you can find loads of gorgeous gift ideas for writers, readers and literature fans online. Here are a few

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