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.

7 Surprising Buildings That Were Once the World’s Tallest
8 Extraordinary Examples of Constrained Writing
21 Rhetorical Devices Explained
From Ham to Sandwich: 40 Odd British Place Names
When Theodore Roosevelt Tried to Reform the English Language
Why Do Criminals Go “On The Lam”?
5 British Witch Trials
How A Misinterpreted Anagram Predicted The Moons of Mars
10 Facts About Webster’s Dictionary for Dictionary Day
Why Do We Call General Knowledge “Trivia”?
The Original Unhappy Endings of 3 Famous Fairy Tales
10 Unexpected Emblems From Flags of the World
The Doctor Who Designed a Cipher Wheel to Decode Shakespeare
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
'Opus Clavicembalisticum': The Longest Piece of Piano Music Ever Performed
Just How Magic a Word Is “Abracadabra”?
5 Essential Types of Words That Some Languages Do Without
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
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
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
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