Category: Language

Get to grips with this graphic list of writerly words

Words with 'graph' as their root

As a standalone word, a graph is a diagram showing the relation between variable quantities – usually measured along a pair of axes at right angles. In Linguistics, it refers to a visual symbol representing a unit of sound or

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On your bike… and other cycling phrases to put you in a spin

Cyclists in a cycle race

Inspired by the OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2018 cycle race, which whizzed through leafy Warwickshire this week, I thought I’d check to see how many cycling phrases, idioms or other expressions I could find. Quite a few, as it

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Brush up your curling lingo with this beginner’s guide

Curling lingo: stone

Losing the hammer. Blanking an end. Staying in the house. What on earth does it all mean? It can only be one thing… curling lingo. If, like me, you’ve been enjoying watching the British curling teams in action at the

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