Word Geek – sinister

Word Geek – sinister

SinisterSinister: Giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.The word ‘sinister’ originates from the Latin word sinister meaning ‘on the left’. In the Middle Ages anything left-handed (including people) was...
Word Geek – barking up the wrong tree

Word Geek – barking up the wrong tree

Barking up the wrong treeAt a time when many of us are preoccupied with finding the perfect festive tree we were reminded of one of our favourite phrases!We love using the term ‘barking up the wrong tree’, as it communicates its meaning so well. We’ve used it in...
The importance of Online QC

The importance of Online QC

The importance of online QC   Those in the market research or educational and training industries may be familiar with the term online QC, short for online quality check. This is an important part of the translation process for online surveys or training...
Word Geek: Wednesday

Word Geek: Wednesday

Word Geek – Wednesday   Wednesday. Known to many modern UK workers as ‘the ‘hump’, as in ‘the middle of the week and good to get over’, its actual beginnings have little to do with the workplace. Like many days of the week, it began with a pagan deity....