Tag: lingo

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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36 nautical idioms to get you shipshape and Bristol fashion

Anchor and steering wheel

My recent adventure on the high seas (well, the North Sea to be precise) got me thinking about the numerous nautical idioms that permeate the English language. As an island nation, Britain has a rich maritime heritage. Our reliance on

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An A-Z of lush wine terms to tickle your taste buds

As anyone who knows me will verify, I’m rather partial to the occasional glass of dry white wine – preferably a zesty Sauvignon Blanc from Down Under. As I’m also a word nerd, a glossary of wine terms seemed to

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