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.

32 Long-Forgotten Weather Words
20 Slang Terms From World War I
The Origins of 14 Cocktail Names
11 Words That Started Out As Spelling Mistakes
15 Obscure Words for Everyday Feelings And Emotions
28 Weird and Wonderful Irish Words
How 20 Animals From Around the World Got Their Names
23 Notoriously Unrhymable Words (That Actually Have Rhymes)
Ira Aldridge: The Black Shakespearean Actor Who Broke Theater's Color Barrier
15 Animal Names That Can Be Used As Verbs
15 Obscure Words Every Pet Owner Needs in Their Vocabulary
17 Bizarre Work-Related Ailments
19 Old Cold Weather Words to Get You Through Winter
12 Old-Timey Ways of Saying “Nonsense”
12 Animals Named After the Noises They Make
50 Old British Dialect Words We Should Bring Back
19 Colors You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
30 Old (and Useful) Slang Names for Parts of the Body
22 Brilliant Old Nicknames For Animals
25 Words That Are Actually Acronyms
20 Spanish Phrases You Should Be Using
25 Words For Other Words
20 French Phrases You Should Be Using
15 Long-Lost Words To Revive This Christmas
40 Excellent E-Words To Enlarge Your Vocabulary
40 Dandy D-Words To Deepen Your Vocabulary
40 Clever Words That Begin With the Letter C
40 Brilliant Words That Start With the Letter B
40 Amazing Words That Begin With 'A'
25 Words You Didn't Know Were in the Dictionary
10 Words With Spooky Etymologies
Dollar Words: The Logophile Game That Has Math Geeks Hooked, Too
10 Tragic Stories of Extinct Animals
25 Strange Wedding Gifts Given to Royals
5 Poems With Amazing Wordplay
11 Things That Are Forbidden in British Parliament
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
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