15 Words Shakespeare Invented & You Are Still Using Them

I remember reading Macbeth at school and being instantly beguiled. Here was a world rich with layered meaning, coloured by vivid metaphors and expertly finessed into a captivating moral story. But I didn’t realise at that young age there were words Shakespeare invented that we still use today. I’m not…

British English vs American English: 16 Curious Word Differences

George Bernard Shaw wrote: “England and America are two countries separated by a common language.” It’s easy to see why. For example, if an American offered biscuits in gravy to a British citizen, they would likely be met with confusion. Likewise, it’s probably not a good idea for Americans to…

20 Sophisticated Synonyms for Jerk to Use in an Intelligent Conversation

Sometimes I want to describe a situation where a person is a complete jerk, but I don’t want to use that particular word. It’s not that I‘m being pretentious, it’s more that the word doesn’t quite fit the circumstances. It was only when I started looking for alternatives that I…