Monday, 22 August 2016

Where does the word baseball come from?

The earliest reference to baseball comes in a diary entry of a Surrey solicitor, William Bray.
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Which countries do not have an official language?

58 countries have English as an official language - but not the UK, the USA or Australia.
According to Henry Hitchings' Language Wars (2011)  there are only eight nations which do not have an official primary language.
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Monday, 15 August 2016

Should Elvis have been 'shaken up"?

shake up
1. To upset by or as if by a physical jolt or shock: was badly shaken up by the accident.  Source
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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Irish English: What is a gossoon?


Irish  a boy [C17: from Old French gararçon]

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