Bloody Buggers: A Light History of a Heavy Word

After discovering this morning that the very first criminal trial in Australia, back in 1788, was kinda word-related (more precisely, for calling prison guards “bloody buggers!”), I decided to look at the word “bugger” in more detail. Where does it really come from and is there any real truth in the “unnatural” sex allegations that […]

Word of the Day: Jackanape

I came upon this catchy word from Killian Branding’s website. Without even knowing its definition, it’s one of those words that just sounds great. Intuitively, I thought a jackanape was a jack-of-all-trades kind of character, but I was mistaken. So, what is a jackanape? When I started this article I had no idea how damn interesting things would […]