Category: Our famous Q&As!

Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Top 10 Q&As of 2022

Q: Is it that time of year again? A: It certainly is. Q: It was a very eventful year. A: A lot happened, yes. But every week, we somehow kept turning up with something new to explore. Q: I know, right? The English language is the gift that keeps on

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: Is it “Columbia” or “Colombia”?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we have bags of fun…

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: “Luggage” vs “baggage”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we have bags of fun…

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: Why are criminals “at large”?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, by and large… Q: Hey

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of “fine-tooth comb”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, comb and get it… Q:

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of “Jimmy”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, the jimmy synonymy… Q: Hey

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: Why are they called “king” and “queen” beds?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, the royal treatment… Q: Hey

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: “Fancy dress” vs “costume parties”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, fancy that… Q: Hi AWC,

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of “odds”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, odd ones out… Q: Hi

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: “Jewelry” vs “jewellery”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, ringing the changes… Q: Hi

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: Why are sick people called “patients”?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, give me patients… Q: Hi

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: “Gallivant” vs “galavant”?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, the gallivant in the room…

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: “Camouflage”?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we’re having lessons in disguise…

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: Why do we say “second nature”?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we’re having second thoughts… Q:

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: Where does “going haywire” come from?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we’re on a wire… Q:

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: Flashlight vs Torch

Q: Hey AWC, can we talk about something light this week? A: Oh, we didn’t realise our chats were so heavy! Q: No, I literally want to talk about lights. A: Ahhhhh, well certainly. What’s the question? Q: I’d like to know the difference between a “torch” and a “flashlight”

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: “Nip in the butt” vs “nip in the bud”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, bud wiser… Q: Hey AWC

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of “spruce up”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we have spruce almighty… Q:

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: “Couldn’t care less” vs “could care less”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we have “care less” whispers…

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: Origin of “eat your heart out”

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, it’s the heart of the

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