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See some words in a new light. Be surprised by English.


What’s the deal with the word deal? It appears in trade, business, politics and colloquial expressions.

Light | Multiple meanings

  It’s this time of year again: Windows, streets and shops are lit with Christmas lights; we light candles and fires; and travelling light can get difficult as we bring and receive presents. The noun As a noun, light can… Read More »Light | Multiple meanings

Jam | Multiple meanings

Summer: Time to preserve fruit. Time to travel. Time for music. Jams everywhere! Jam is a sweet spread made from the pulp and juice of fruit cooked with sugar and pectin. There’s strawberry jam, apricot jam, raspberry jam … you… Read More »Jam | Multiple meanings

Season | Multiple meanings

SEASON’S GREETINGS! ‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY … It’s this time of year again … In a large part of the world it’s winter, it’s Christmas, and New Year is right round the corner. People gather round the TV… Read More »Season | Multiple meanings

Fan | Multiple meanings

FANS can be found at concerts and in stadiums, at film festivals and on the internet. But fans can also create cool air: They can be manual or electric. We also find fans in buildings and engines. As a verb,… Read More »Fan | Multiple meanings

Tick | Multiple meanings

TICK:  Something small, something short. It can refer to a sound. It can talk about time. It can be a symbol we use when working through lists or marking a choice. But a tick is also a small parasitic animal.… Read More »Tick | Multiple meanings

Tip | Multiple meanings

What comes to mind when you hear the word TIP? Does it make you think of some parts of our body, about money, or even about waste disposal? Read this post and discover the disparate meanings of TIP. 1. A tip… Read More »Tip | Multiple meanings