The obscure word of the week is callipygian

There are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is callipygian. It’s a borrow word from Greek and means ‘possessing shapely buttocks’. No really. Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word. Copyright © Matthew … More The obscure word of the week is callipygian

Weighing in on the ancient ‘I before E except after C’ rule

Back when I was at school English spelling was simple: I had to come before E, except after C. It was an iron-clad rule. No kid or their neighbour deigned to seize the moment by disagreeing. The usual forfeit was swift reinforcement, either via some heinous and weird punishment, by seismic kick to the keister, … More Weighing in on the ancient ‘I before E except after C’ rule