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.

The Earliest Known Descriptions of 5 U.S. Landmarks
The Tiger Who Came To Tea … In The Middle of Rural Yorkshire
From Bae to Zee: 38 False Friends
What Exactly Is a “Wild Goose Chase”?
The Language of Addiction: How Discussions of Drugs and Death Have Changed Over the Past 200 Years
8 Things Invented By Accident
20 Latin Phrases You Should Be Using
When Australia Went To War With Its Emus
10 Classic Political Insults
The Riot Caused By A Performance of 'Macbeth'
12 Things You Say Without Realizing You’re Quoting Poetry
William Banting, Early Champion of the Low-Carb Diet
50 Verbose Verbs To Drop Into Everyday Conversation
11 Words That Started Out As Spelling Mistakes
'Opus Clavicembalisticum': The Longest Piece of Piano Music Ever Performed
14 Delicious Words For Anyone Who Loves Their Food
Just How Magic a Word Is “Abracadabra”?
15 Words For Gossips and Chatterboxes
5 Essential Types of Words That Some Languages Do Without
10 Terms That Came From Theater
Who Was Old King Cole? (And Why Was He Such A Merry Old Soul?)
40 Super S-Words To Supplement Your Vocabulary
The Only 5 Natural Features in the U.S. With Possessive Apostrophes in Their Names
20 Anglo-Saxon Remedies From 'Bald’s Leechbook'
40 Tremendous T-Words To Titivate Your Vocabulary
40 Intriguing I-Words To Introduce To Your Vocabulary
38 Facts About Shakespeare’s 38 Plays
10 Ridiculously Precise Units of Measurement
40 Opulent O-Words To Optimize Your Vocabulary
10 One-Letter Place Names
Why Pharaohs Were Made To Run Around Their Palaces Every 3 Years
7 Everyday Phrases That Have Been Rephrased
The Original Telephone: The Bizarre Musical Language of Jean-François Sudre
40 Nifty Words That Start With N to Add to Your Vocabulary
40 Rip-Roaring R-Words To Refresh Your Vocabulary
40 Highfalutin H-Words To Heighten Your Vocabulary
15 Words You Didn’t Know Could Be Used As Verbs
40 Linguipotent L-Words To Enlarge Your Vocabulary
The King of Scotland’s Peculiar Language Experiment
40 Magnificent M-Words To Maximize Your Vocabulary
10 Paradoxes That Will Boggle Your Mind
40 Fantastic F-Words To Further Your Vocabulary
How A Misjudged Act Of Piracy (And A Pig’s Snout) Give The Currency Of Tonga Its Name
40 Peculiar P-Words To Pep Up Your Vocabulary
The Meanings Behind 20 Chemical Element Names
40 Wonderful W-Words To Widen Your Vocabulary
29 Games Nobody Plays Anymore
40 Grandiloquent G-Words To Grow Your Vocabulary
40 Useful Y-Words To Add To Your Vocabulary
50 Words That Sound Rude But Actually Aren't
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