21 Feb /13


Today’s word of the day “boycott” originates from a man called Captain Boycott who worked as an agent for collecting rent.Continue reading Boycott

20 Feb /13


Taboos vary from society to society depending on beliefs, ethics and cultural distinctions, but where does the actual word come from? From the Tongan word tapu or Fijian tabu (“prohibited”, “disallowed”, “forbidden”), related among others to the Maori tapu.Continue reading Taboo

18 Feb /13


What does nuclear testing, fabric shortages during the war and Olympic volleyball teams have in common? The bikini, of course.Continue reading Bikini