10 Canadian Words You Should Know

My Guest post on the PACE Student Life Blog please read and like. Canadian English, like many of its other commonwealth relatives is unique. It has been influenced by its British roots, Canada’s French speaking population, the diverse languages of First Nations p… Source: 10 Canadian Words You Should Know

An Interview with Writer and Blogger, Grace Tierney

I recently had the opportunity to interview fellow word blogger, Grace Tierney, who writes about the origins and meanings of interesting words on her blog Wordfoolery. I hope that my readers find it as interesting as I do. Q: How did you become interested in words and their origins? A: “I grew up in a…

10 Words that Originated in Literature

It is well know that the best literature uses a varied vocabulary. But even great writers like J.R.R. Tolkien or Stephen King, can get bored of using the same old words and terms over again. So what do the most creative writers do? They made up a word. Sometimes those words stuck and ended up…

Looking at What’s in a Word?

Have you ever wondered where certain words and phrases came from? Have you ever pondered the history behind them? If so this blog is for you. What’s in a Word? will explore the history and origin of words and phrases. Why would I write about the history and origin of words and phrases? Well as…