Y is for Yes

Last weekend I went to a party, where I met someone who, it turned out, I had taken an art history class with in Edinburgh in 2002/3. This was pretty cool. We also had a fun chat about the University of Edinburgh English department, which we’d both taken classes in, hated, and yet learned a […]

X is for Xenos

Pretty much all the words we use in English that start with the letter x come from Greek. Xylophone, xylem, xenophobia, xeriscaping … even the names I could think of (Xenophon, Xanthippe) come from Greek. Xi is one of those useful two-letter Scrabble words that everyone learns as soon as possible. Xenos is not a […]