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Beware the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March – origin and different meanings We all know the phrase from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. An ominous-sounding line from the soothsayer, warning the emperor of his impending demise. With such theatrical connotations, you would think...

All that glitters may be gold!

All that glitters may be gold! Happy New Year to everyone, and as we emerge from the season of sparkly, twinkly fun, let’s have a look at how words can give impressions beyond their bare meanings and look at all that glitters. The New Year is often welcomed in with...

Why intended meaning isn’t everything

Why intended meaning isn’t everything ​ I saw a man standing on a mountain with my telescope; why intended meaning isn’t everything. Simple sentence, right? I’m standing on a mountain, looking through my telescope and at the other end, there’s a man...