“Great Britain” – NOT so ‘great’ NOT so ’britain’ is it?

Large areas of the World Map used to be coloured ‘pink’ to show that those countries ‘belonged’ to Britain. That means that we had sent out our ships & armed sailors and soldiers and conquered the local populations (slain or enslaved them into the bargain). Why did we do that? So we could steal all […]

Old wives’ tales – what would we do without them?

The term old wives’ tale is a critical and disparaging tag applied to traditional old fashioned stories handed down orally by word of mouth from generation to generation – from grandparent to grandchildren, from relative to relative, from sibling to sibling, from neighbour to neighbour (in this context wives [Middle English wiven, from Old English […]