Medicine's linguistic history in English is rich indeed, peppered with borrowings from French. But the Old English renderings retain a certain charm.
A new book, which weaves fiction into the origin story of the Oxford English Dictionary, was declared a hit even before its release. Readers will judge whether it lives up to the hype.
Have you been pulled up by a "grammar Nazi"? Now you can correct them back.
Philip Pullman's call for a boycott against the new 50p coin is just the latest Oxford comma controvery.
'Greengrocer's' may be in mourning, but the rest of us can sigh with relief.
The history of the Latin phrase at the centre of the impeachment investigation into Donald Trump.
Behind the magical tale is a deep layer of linguistic meaning.
Pedants should reach for their red pens now.
The former journalist raised eyebrows recently when he lapsed into Nonstandard English which is frowned upon in his National Curriculum.
The word 'OK' has only been around for 180 years, but it's become the most spoken word on the planet.
The book promises to help reclaim language used against women, exploring the origins of gendered slurs. But its use of contemporary slang and lack of an index undermines its credibility.
Britons are notoriously bad at learning other languages. Here are some of the things that they find difficult.
Vulnerable groups are being excluded from society due to their lack of ability to speak national languages.
Research shows that mother tongue teaching is the most ideal tool for early child education.
Ever wondered why curry is named after a pop singer from post-war Belfast? So have we.
Teaching children how to break down words into their meaning and origin can help them be better spellers.
Senator Pauline Hanson raised concerns about immigration and social cohesion, saying 'more than a million people' in Australia 'cannot speak English well or at all'. Let's look at the numbers.
FactCheck requested sources and comment from Senator Pauline Hanson to support her statement about the number of people in Australia who can't speak English "well or at all".
Northern dialects are actually close to original English – despite what southerners might say.
Journalists should mind their language.