The unfortunate answer is that it means both “twice a week” and “every two weeks,” and there is no “right” meaning. The situation is the same with “bimonthly,” which can mean “twice a month” and “every two months.” It all… Read More ›
I love the word feck. It is a very common minced oath in Ireland and is considered less sweary than the other F word.
If anyone is not sure of the difference, this below is pedalling crack around the neighbourhood And this below is peddling crack around the neighbourhood
I have many favourite English words – serendipity, discombobulated, mellifluous, for example – but my favourite word is niddy-noddy!
Another potential for embarrassment between US and UK English In the US pants are worn outside your underwear: In many parts in the UK pants ARE your underwear: So, it may be inadvisable to say ‘ooh nice pants’ in the… Read More ›
(Navy) SEAL – SEa, Air, Land 3M – Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing AGA (stove) – Aktiebolaget Gasaccumulator (Swedish) BASE (jumping) – Building, Antenna, Span, or Earth BMW – Bavarian Motor Works (Bayerische Motoren Werke) CANOLA (oil) – CANada Oil, Low… Read More ›