Paul Anthony Jones

Paul Anthony Jones is a writer and musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of word origins guide Haggard Hawks and Paltry Poltroons, and runs its tie-in Twitter account @HaggardHawks.

17 Hilarious Definitions from Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
18 Words to Welcome Spring
20 Bizarre Beasts From Ancient Bestiaries
13 Mnemonic Sentences To Boost Your General Knowledge
25 Smart Synonyms You Should Be Using
The Tiger that Briefly Terrorized 19th Century London
10 Wonderful Old Words For Winter Ailments That We Need to Bring Back
Wilson A. Bentley: The Man Who Photographed Snowflakes
4 Dickens Christmas Stories You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
Hyperinflation Gone Mad: When German Children Made Kites From Money
4 Phonetic Alphabets That Didn't Survive
10 Facts About Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary
25 Words That Don’t Mean What They Used To
25 Words That Don’t Mean What You Think They Do
25 Smart Words You Should Be Using But Aren’t
Beyond “Buffalo buffalo”: 9 Other Repetitive Sentences From Around The World
When Lexicographer Samuel Johnson Became a Ghostbuster
7 Other Great Fires of London
The Dangerous History Behind the Word 'Deadline'
How Paul Wittgenstein Paved the Way for One-Armed Concert Pianists
10 Long-Forgotten Expressions To Drop Into Conversation
The Proper Names of 17 Bodily Functions
6 Times Multiple Leaders Reigned in a Single Year
10 Body Parts Hiding in the Dictionary
10 Composer vs. Composer Insults
How Ancient Rome’s Scariest Ghosts Gave Their Name to Madagascar’s Lemurs
15 Unusual Patron Saints
30 Excellent Terms From a 17th Century Slang Dictionary
Tax Your Brain With 5 Victorian Riddles
The Shakespeare Fraud That Tricked Late 18th Century London
Tax Your Brain With 5 Victorian Riddles
8 U.S. City Names That Might Have Been
41 Facts About the 41 Kings and Queens Since 1066
22 Two-Letter Words To Boost Your 'Scrabble' Score
10 U.S. City Names That Might Have Been
The 19th Century Aristocrat Who Literally Painted The Town Red
9 Bizarre Objects Owned by Henry VIII
Pink Used To Be Yellow (No, Really)
The Mysterious 19th Century ‘Princess' Who Fooled a Town
11 Words Coined 100 Years Ago
'Fake' Etymology: The Story Behind One of the Dictionary’s Most Intriguing Words
The Strange Case of Everet vs. Williams: When Two Highwaymen Took Each Other To Court
Would You Have Passed This 1920s Pronunciation Test?
30 Little-Used Loanwords To Add Some Je Ne Sais Quoi To Your Vocabulary
10 Backwards Words That Ended Up In The Dictionary
What Happened When Elizabeth I Organized A National Lottery
11 Words and Phrases You Didn’t Know Had Opposites
13 Alternative Lyrics From “The Twelve Days of Christmas”
The Story Behind Lewis Carroll’s Unsolvable Riddle
How An Obscure British Comedy Sketch Became The World’s Most Repeated TV Program


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