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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.

History
The Original Telephone: The Bizarre Musical Language of Jean-François Sudre
Language
40 Nifty Words That Start With N to Add to Your Vocabulary
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40 Rip-Roaring R-Words To Refresh Your Vocabulary
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40 Highfalutin H-Words To Heighten Your Vocabulary
History
20 Bizarre Beasts From Ancient Bestiaries
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40 Dandy D-Words To Deepen Your Vocabulary
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15 Words You Didn’t Know Could Be Used As Verbs
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40 Linguipotent L-Words To Enlarge Your Vocabulary
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40 Cracking C-Words To Complement Your Vocabulary
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The King of Scotland’s Peculiar Language Experiment
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40 Magnificent M-Words To Maximize Your Vocabulary
List
10 Mind-Boggling Paradoxes
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40 Fantastic F-Words To Further Your Vocabulary
History
How A Misjudged Act Of Piracy (And A Pig’s Snout) Give The Currency Of Tonga Its Name
Words
19 Old Cold Weather Words To Get You Through Winter
Language
40 Peculiar P-Words To Pep Up Your Vocabulary
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The Meanings Behind 20 Chemical Element Names
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40 Wonderful W-Words To Widen Your Vocabulary
History
29 Games Nobody Plays Anymore
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40 Grandiloquent G-Words To Grow Your Vocabulary
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40 Brilliant B Words To Brighten Up Your Vocabulary
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40 Useful Y-Words To Add To Your Vocabulary
Words
50 Words That Sound Rude But Actually Aren't
Books
7 Real-Life Inspirations For Dickens’s 'A Christmas Carol'
List
28 Misleading Misnomers Explained
Language
40 Unusual U-Words To Upgrade Your Vocabulary
Words
The Origins of 12 Christmas Words
Big Question
What Exactly Are Your P’s And Q’s? (And Why Do You Have To Mind Them?)
Language
40 Killer K-Words To Add To Your Vocabulary
Words
40 Vibrant V-Words To Revamp Your Vocabulary
History
The Real-Life Criminal Who Inspired Charles Dickens
Words
35 Joyous J-Words To Jazz Up Your Vocabulary
List
60 of History’s Strangest Royal Epithets
Animals
16 Cryptids That Might (Or Might Not) Exist
Books
5 Writers Who Really Hated Shakespeare
Language
40 Zesty Z-Words To Add To Your Vocabulary
Language
17 Job Titles in Victorian Slang
Music
6 Ways Europe’s Best Doctors Tried to Cure Beethoven’s Deafness
History
The Time That William Shakespeare Gave Evidence In Court
Language
Mandarin, German, and Dutch? 8 U.S. Presidents Who Spoke More Than One Language
Booze
The Origins of 14 Cocktail Names
Geography
5 Countries That Existed For Less Than a Year
Travel
The Tiny English Village (Population: 41) That’s Twinned With Paris
History
Tom Skelton: The Serial Killer Court Jester
Language
30 Words and Phrases from Victorian Theatrical Slang
History
20 Pieces of Advice From Old Tudor Proverbs
Language
The World’s Top 20 Languages—And The Words English Has Borrowed From Them
History
The Origins of 9 Royal Nicknames
History
10 Famous People Who Fought In Duels and Lived to Tell the Tale
Words
47 More Words That Sound Rude (But Actually Aren’t)
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