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11 tiger terms and phrases


Native to the forests of Asia, this feline has snuck its way into several common – and a few less common – terms and phrases…

Random questions

Have you ever wondered whether a penguin is a bird, or whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable? Here you'll find a collection of answers to interesting questions.

Word origins

What's the origin of the phrase ‘to have an albatross around one’s neck’?

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Quote of the week

“Soon can mean in one second, Soon can mean in one year. Soon is a terrible word.”

Heinrich Böll


German novelist and short-story writer

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5 tips for becoming a better creative writer


Creative writing requires a different approach from other types of writing, and can often intimidate due to the wide gamut…

'I' or 'me'
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Video: ‘I’ or ‘me’?


Sometimes it's hard to know when to use I and when to use me. Our video should help make it clearer. Find more information…