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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Know your language

Almaty, Kazakhstan

I am in Germany at the moment, and it struck me last night that I was tweeting in English whilst speaking in German in the hotel. When I say speaking in German, I mean making very poor attempts at communicating in German and just about understanding what I am being told. That said, I do enjoy speaking […]

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