Tag Archives: Old English

10 Old English Swear Words that Should Make a Comeback


We may pretend to not use swear words (or even know any) when around Grandma and Grandpa, but these types of words and phrases probably form a bigger part of your daily language than you realise. But, as shocking as it may sound, Granny probably once swore too, and perhaps even with different swear words!(…)

Shakespeare and His Language Legacy


Let us start out controversial. This week’s language maestro is essentially, at least to some, the Marmite of literature. Those of you who have studied Shakespeare at school will probably know what we mean: there are only so many interpretations of Romeo and Juliet a person can sit through, and even everyone’s favourite Macbeth has(…)