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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
How Shakespeare Changed America’s Wildlife
Language
20 Brilliant Anglo-Saxon Words
Animals
The Parrot That Kept A Language Alive
History
Charles Dickens, a.k.a. “The Unparalleled Necromancer”
List
10 Vacation Destinations that Ended Up in the Dictionary
Words
32 Long-Forgotten Weather Words
Language
10 Little-Used Shakespearisms
Words
15 Surprising Words That Are Probably Onomatopoeic
Language
25 Words That Don’t Mean What They Used To
Language
12 Old-Timey Ways of Saying “Nonsense”
Words
40 Quirky Q-Words To Add To Your Vocabulary
History
William Shakespeare’s Father: Official Ale-Taster of Stratford-upon-Avon
History
When Arthur Conan Doyle Judged A Bodybuilding Contest
History
How A Practical Joke Brought 19th Century London To A Standstill
History
Louis de Wohl, the Astrologer Who Was Hired By MI5
Big Question
Why is it "Zed" in Britain, and "Zee" in America?
The Presidents
How Thomas Jefferson Invented A New Way Of Saying “Goodbye”
Words
23 Notoriously Unrhymable Words (That Actually Have Rhymes)
Language
18 Everyday Expressions Borrowed From the Bible
Words
42 Old English Insults
Words
17 Bizarre Work-Related Ailments
Words
25 Words That Are Actually Acronyms
Space
12 Distant Places In The Solar System (And What They’re Named After)
History
A Month by Month Guide To The Anglo-Saxon Calendar
Words
10 Words Shakespeare Used With Unclear Meanings
Animals
10 Tragic Stories of Extinct Animals
Language
20 French Phrases You Should Be Using
Animals
12 Animals Named After The Noises They Make
Words
10 Words & Phrases Coined in Comic Strips
Words
10 Little-Known Units of Time
Words
50 Old British Dialect Words to Incorporate into Conversation
Words
16 Words Derived From Animals
Words
15 Words That Are Way More Interesting Than They Seem
List
19 Colors You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
Words
30 Old (And Useful) Slang Names For Parts of the Body
Animals
22 Brilliant Old Nicknames For Animals
Words
21 Slang Terms From World War I
Words
26 First Names That Ended up in the Dictionary
Words
13 Fascinating Word Origin Stories (That Are Completely Untrue)
Article
29 Games Nobody Plays Anymore
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