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Happy Eostre!

The month of April was known to the Saxons as Eostremonath and the linguistic link with modern Easter is pretty obvious. It is one of several instances of early Christians borrowing from the ‘old religion’, since what we know as … Continue reading

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Origins of Words and Phrases

Yesterday was Mothering Sunday, so it seemed like an appropriate time to look into its origins. In the UK it has gradually been transformed into ‘Mothers’ Day’ for all but a few die-hards like me, but this is one of … Continue reading

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