The story of Lady Godiva is a very popular folk story in England. It also gives us a couple of idiomatic expressions that are still commonly used to this day.
In this week’s episode, we dive into the amazing country of India and look at just some of the words that the English language has borrowed from that rich and vibrant culture.
English is often described as the world’s lingua franca. What does ‘lingua franca’ mean and where does it come from? Listen to this short podcast to find out.
It’s the meal everyone thinks of when they think of British cooking. In this episode, we look at the origins of the phrase ‘fish and chips’.
The Romans had a drink called ‘aqua vitae’ or the water of life. Listen to find out how this drink survives and influences the names of other drinks around the world.
Ok. It’s a short two-letter word that means everything is all right. And it is used around the world in countless languages. Find out how this small word spread all over the world, ok?