Category: Word lovers

Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: Pet nicknames ‘pooch’, ‘puss’, and ‘bunny’

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 talking pet names… Q:

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: “Amend” vs “emend”

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 the mend… Q:

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: “Dependent” vs “Dependant”

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 all depends… Q: Hi

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of ‘mind your own beeswax’

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 taking care of beeswax..

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of ‘under my belt’

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 all about the belt..

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: Is it anchors ‘away’ or ‘aweigh’?

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, anchor management.. Q: Hi AWC,

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of the term ‘barber’

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 cutting remarks.. Q: Hi

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: Why is it called a ‘grapefruit’?

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 grape expectations.. Q:

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: ‘Jumping on the bandwagon’ and ‘falling off the wagon’

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 wagon tales.. Q:

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The many origins of being ‘green’

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 green pieces.. Q:

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Our famous Q&As!
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Q&A: How did ‘Barbie’ and ‘Ken’ get their names?

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 toy stories.. Q:

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Our famous Q&As!
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Q&A: The origin of “in your wheelhouse”

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 are behind the wheel..

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of “in good nick”

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 are getting nicked off..

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: Why does ‘chicken’ mean coward?

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, chicken feed… Q: Hi AWC,

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of “wear your heart on your sleeve”

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, love it or sleeve it…

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of “Nike”, “Adidas”, “Asics”

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, just shoe it… Q: Hi

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of “bury the hatchet”

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, where does “bury the hatchet”

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: The origin of “stevedore”

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, where does “stevedore” come from…

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: “Fire in the hole” vs “fire in the hold”

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 playing with fire… Q:

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Our famous Q&As!
Dean Koorey

Q&A: “Full ball” vs “full bore”

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, there are full measures… Q:

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