Lady Godiva on a white horse, by English with Stephen

Word Stories: Lady Godiva

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.

English words borrowed from India. By English with Stephen

Word Stories: India in English

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.

A man is holding hte world in his nads. Text: Word Stories - Lingua franca by English with Stephen

Word Stories: Lingua franca

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.

The origin of the words "fish" and "chips. By English with STephen

Word Stories: Fish and chips

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 story behind the word 'whiskey', or 'whisky'. By English with Stephen

Word Stories: Water of Life

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.

The story behind the word 'ok' by English with Stephen

Word Stories: OK!

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?

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