10 Little-Known Origins of Words That Come from People’s Names

Does anyone fancy a ham and cheese stamford? You might be eating one right now if that particular Earl had invented what we all now know as the sandwich. Here are some other origins of words that come from people’s names. It’s a famous story but let’s just recap for…

27 Foreign Words You Didn’t Know You Were Using Every Day

Some words are so intrinsically embedded into our unconscious that we don’t even realise they are foreign words. Take the internationally-known distress call of ‘May Day!’ for example. It derives from the French verb for help – 'aider'. In the 1920s, people were getting used to new international radio communications.…

Meaning of Metaphors: How We Use Them to Influence Language and Behaviour

Metaphors enrich our language and allow us to make a deeper contextual connection. But did you know that metaphors and their hidden meaning can also influence language and behaviour? So what is the meaning of metaphors? Metaphors are imaginative ways of describing something with the same characteristics but in a…

8 Sanskrit Words That Give a New Meaning to Ordinary Concepts

Sanskrit words represent the secret language of Yoga. This language transforms how you think about day to day concepts. The guiding principles of life could only be best understood with the use of Sanskrit words. Sanskrit, the original language of Hinduism, was first used as early as 1696. In modern…