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A Week of Words: Saturday Finale, Finally


By Becky Todd

The ‘A Week of Words’ series comes to an end and Becky rounds off what has been an enlightening journey for us all. Bathe in the knowledge that you know more about etymology, perhaps one of the world’s most useful and up-and-coming fields of study, than you did previously.


“How can I rejoice that Exeat that has come at last? I don’t want a lie-in and a prep-less evening!” –No-one, ever.

A Week of Words: It’s Friday, Friday

An emotional sight

By Becky Todd

Our quest for knowledge in the ‘A Week of Words’ series continues as we are led once again by Becky and her humourous remarks  through the depths of etymology (if you don’t know what this word means by now, you really should read this) and beyond.

Thursday and Friday

“It’s Friday, Friday. Gotta get down on Friday. Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend.”  Ancient Greek philosopher, a long time ago

A Week of Words: Half Way There

By Becky Todd

Our quest for knowledge, along this ‘A Week of Words’ journey, continues as we delve further into the not-so-weak terminology of the weekly calendar.

Tuesday and Wednesday

“Tuesday is a good thing. It means that you’ve survived Monday.”

A Week of Words: I Hate Mondays


By Becky Todd

Etymology is the study of the origins of words, a mesmerising subject area that reveals how languages took their roots from ancient times, plundering, stealing, borrowing, and absorbing words from other languages into their own. English is a particularly fine example of this, with words which came from Latin, Greek, Norse, the Celtic languages, and many others. The etymology of the word etymology comes from the Greek word ‘etymon,’ meaning ‘true sense,’ and ‘logia,’ meaning ‘the study of.’ And if that bit of metaphysics hasn’t got you in the mood for this series of posts, I don’t know what will.

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