Thanks to my father being a sailor from his cap to his sea-boots, I grew up in a world of marine language. It took me many years to realise that a deck was a floor to all my school friends.

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English has borrowed words and phrases – on a permanent basis – from so many languages including Latin, German, Greek, and French.

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Do you have a favourite book about women being strong in cultural or other circumstances which an outsider may think is actually discounting those women?

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