Sportsmen – when exactly did ‘they’ become extinct?

A short while ago saw the passing away of an English footballer. His name is Tom Finney and he had played for Preston North End and England. He was a renowned forward, a prolific goal scorer, with a reputation of one of the greatest players of his era – it is said that he would […]

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 […]