Tag is not Touch And Go

tag posh acronym

There is a story doing the rounds on social media that the game “tag” derives from “touch and go”. It doesn’t. That is, at best, a backronym. The word “tick” dates back to the mid 15th century as a word to mean “to tap lightly”, and similarly the Middle English word “tek”. By 1721, the […]

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Thank you Mr Christie

Presenting Jimmy Christie witn a Blue Peter Cloth Emblem

I wrote a few years ago about the 25th anniversary of the Larne Grammar School Conservation Society, which was formed in response to the Blue Peter Christmas Appeal that year. The society started with a recycling campaign but grew very quickly to include clean ups, tree planting, education, and all sorts of other activities. Nearly […]

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