Thursday, 19 January 2017

What is FLOTUS? Who is the POTUS?


There some dispute as to when FLOTUS entered the lexicon: 
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Thursday, 12 January 2017

Which actress has most influenced the English language?

Quotation reference books lean towards Mae West but in terms of cultural influence there can only be one  choice.
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Thursday, 8 December 2016

What is Hanukkah? Why the different spellings?


Hanukkah is a Jewish festival in late November or early December.
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Saturday, 26 November 2016

What is kabuki theatre? How is this term used in politics?

Kabuki theatre is classical Japanese dance-drama, with very stylised action, masks and heavy make-up. It dates back to the early 17th century. As in the original Shakespeare productions, all the actors are men.
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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Where does the word Halloween come from?



Halloween or All-Hallows-Eve takes place on the night of 31 October. 

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