Global Beatles Day

This Saturday 25 June is Global Beatles Day. Yes, that’s right: such a worldwide influence have the Beatles had that a day in the year is devoted to them and their legacy. They were the soundtrack to the lives of many people… Read More

French word of the week: servir

This series of weekly blogs takes a closer look at words from our French dictionaries. The word we're focusing on this week is the French verb 'servir'. Read More
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Cheers! 4 unforgettable literary wines

Virginia Woolf once said, ‘language is wine upon the lips’, and we are very much inclined to agree. After all, is there a more classic pairing than a good book and a glass of wine? In literature, it seems absolutely not. For centuries, writers have written of gourmet feasts and… Read More

What’s the difference between receipt and recipe?

This week we are looking at two words which are easily confused: receipt and recipe. receipt A receipt is a piece of paper that confirms that money or goods have been received. We’ve got receipts for each thing we’ve bought. recipe A recipe a set of instructions telling… Read More

French word of the week: début

This series of weekly blogs takes a closer look at words from our French dictionaries. The word we're focusing on this week is the French noun 'début'. Read More