World Scrabble Championships 2017

The next World Scrabble Championship (WSC) will be taking place at the Old Museum, Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University from Tuesday 22nd – Sunday 27th August (preceded by the World Junior Championship at the same venue from 19-21). The event was originally due to be held in Qatar but… Read More

Dragons & direwolves: Exploring the language of Westeros

As we pass the halfway point of Game Of Thrones Season 7, we continue our series examining the etymology behind the language of Westeros. This week we’re focusing on the hottest (literally, in some cases) words of the season and their roots in the English language. Turncloak ‘“Theon Turncloak,” someone… Read More

‘Wights’, ‘maesters’ & more: The etymology of Game Of Thrones

Winter is finally here. As our favourite characters are pitted head-to-head in the latest season, we decided to explore the etymology behind Game Of Thrones’ most popular words and phrases. Hand of the King ‘What the king dreams, the Hand builds’ – Eddard Stark We’ve had a few Hands of… Read More